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The M agazine 



APRIL 1994 


President's Message 

As 1 read material prepared for this 
editiein of The Mary Baldivin Magazine 
and reflected on the news and features, 
I was struck, once again, by the remark- 
able range of interests and accomplish- 
ments of our alumnae and students. 
Expressed in the lives of these women 
is the fulfillment of Mary Baldwin 
College's mission. 

Featured in this issue of T/ie Magajmt' 
is Celia Collins '61, a drama major who 
enjoyed great success in New York as a 
costumier before discovering the work 
that taps her deepest resources, the 
life of a puppeteer. Her colorful mari- 
onettes, engineering and artistic feats, 
enjoy critical acclaim everywhere they 
go. Now her dream is to have a perma- 
nent theater where children can 
discover their ability to create. 

This wonderful woman came to 
Mary Baldwin with a desire identical 
to that desire young women bring with 
them today: the desire to be free to 
explore, to create, to grow in compe- 
tence in a discipline and to test their 
capacity for action. 

An excellent liberal arts education 
teaches us to probe and ponder and act. 
Analyzing problems, learning how to 
work things out, be it in chemistry, 
philosophy or art, is important now and 
will he critical in the future when we 
see unprecedented changes breaking 
over us in our workplaces. The liberal 
arts teach us to adapt in creative ways, 
to imagine, to extend our possibilities. 
It is the best foundation 1 know for 
whatever a young woman wants to 
do in life. 

Interestingly, as I talk to incoming 
freshmen and prospective students, I 
find many young women who are 
uncertain about what they are going 

to do in their future careers. I tell them 
that is a very happy place to be. It is our 
work to help young women focus and 
decide what they will create for them- 
selves out of their liberal arts prepara- 
tion. I call that the "liberal arts plus"; 
the "plus" is the focusing towards a 
career. They explore many directions as 
they develop global perspectives, 
examine ethics and value systems, study 
history, literature and the sciences and, 
finally, settle on a discipline. By the 
time a young woman is in her fourth 
year, she is writing her resume and 
preparing for job interviews. 

On the other hand, 1 find some 
young women ready for liberal arts 
preparation who have already made up 
their minds about their careers. Perhaps 
their high school work has taken them 
in the direction of the sciences. We 
immediately begin to work with those 
students and with faculty in the 
disciplines of choice. These young 
women move along with great rapidity. 
Remember, students do original 
research at Mary Baldwin College. In 
the sciences, for example, there are 

opportunities for work that would not 
occur until the graduate level in most 
institutions. By the fourth year, a 
student can reach a level of preparation 
that assures her a place in graduate 

I applaud the tact that medical 
schools have begun to accept students 
who have majored in disciplines other 
than the sciences. And when I talk to 
heads of major corporations, increas- 
ingly, they are looking for women who 
demonstrate that they are able to take 
responsibility and have learned to solve 
problems and think creatively. Those 
people are articulating well the qualities 
of a liberal arts graduate. 

As you know, my role at the College 
has enabled me to meet many, probably 
most, of our alumnae. I have never met 
an alumna of Mary Baldwin College 
who feels limited by her liberal arts 
education. I have discovered, instead, 
women who graduated in English or 
history and later attended medical 
school. 1 have met Mary Baldwin 
women, leaders of corporations and 
industries, who continue to find the 
ability to question and to think logi- 
cally as basic strengths in addressing 
any challenge. 

A Mary Baldwin woman is liberated 
through her education, not only in her 
profession but also in her attitude 
toward life. She has the freedom of 
thought and will which comes from a 
liberal arts education and is central to a 
full and creative life. 


Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 



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Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

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Celia Collins '61 dazzles audiences with her one-woman marionette shows 

by Sarah H. O'Connor Photography by Donald J. Crotteau 

Bach marionette is different: 
the grandmother in her 
sleeping cap, the fox with 
his oversized tongue, Red 
Riding Hood with her basket and bright 
red cape. Hanging from their hooks, 
they are a jumble of colors and strings, 
but then Celia Flow Collins '61 takes 
the puppet Polichenelle down for a 
demonstration and begins manipulating 
his strings. His face turns; his expression 
changes. He walks, gestures, sits in a 
chair. Suddenly the strings are invisible 
and he has become a real person. 

Even Celia seems surprised as she 
describes how everything in her life 
led up to her new career as a puppeteer. 
"When I was a child I created mari- 
onettes. My family encouraged me to do 
that. 1 did it for about three years and 
those three years laid the foundation for 
my whole theater career, and in fact all 
the things I do now that enrich my life 
creatively 1 started as a child." 

In high school, Celia acted in a 
children's theater. At Mary Baldwin 
College she majored in drama under the 
tutelage of Dr. Fletcher Collins, studied 
voice with Mr. Gordon Page, and 
graduated in 1961. This led to three 
summers of acting at the Oak Grove 
Theater in Staunton, an outdoor 
theater founded by Margaret and 
Fletcher Collins. Celia created her first 

costume for the Oak Grove Theater. 
Her involvement with the Collins led 
to ongoing work with Theater Wagon, 
the performing group they founded 
which has continued to be a source of 
moral support and acting opportunities 
for Celia over the years. 

Shortly after graduating, Celia 
acquired a job at a costume house in 
New York. She had had no formal 
training in costuming, but she discov- 
ered that she had a natural facility for 
the craft, partly because of her unusual 
three-dimensional sense. 

It wasn't long before Celia had 
become a costumier and shop manager. 
The costumier is the person who takes 
the designer's drawings, interprets from 
the design, makes patterns, and suggests 
materials. This began a distinguished 
30-year career during which Celia has 
worked at some of the best theaters in 
the country, including the Opera 
Company of Boston, The American 
Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and 
the Krannert Center for the Performing 
Arts at the University of Illinois. She 
has also taught costuming at, among 
others, the University of Illinois, MIT, 
Harvard University, and The New 
England Conservatory of Music. 

In 1988, newly married to Brandon 
Collins, son of Margaret and Fletcher 
Collins, Celia found herself working at 

The Roundabout Theater in New York. 
It was a job that allowed her to create 
the period costumes she enjoyed 
making, but the working conditions 
were terrible. She was on the top floor 
in a tiny space with no ventilation. The 
bathrooms were three flights down, the 
laundry four flights down. "I was 
running up and down the stairs all the 
time. I was exhausted." So she resigned 
in 1989. 

For three years Celia cast about for 
what to do next with all her creative 
energies. Looking back, she sees this as 
an extraordinarily fruitful period. She 
worked for a time as the director of 
marketing for the Manhattan Philhar- 
monic in Montclair, learning the nuts 
and bolts of arts management, but 
eventually deciding arts management 
was not for her. Next, she did some 
freelance costuming for a costuming 
house located next door to a 
puppeteer's studio. As she tells it, she 
was literally walking down the street 
one day when she thought, "I could 
make puppets again like I did when I 
was a kid." 

She decided to make one without 
worrying about what she would do with 
it. The first puppet she constructed was 
Polichenelle, a traditional commedia 
dell'arte character. Deciding she needed 
another puppet to go along with this 

one, she fabricated a jack-in-the-box. 

It was clear to her immediately that 
she was onto something important. She 
has since gone on to construct a total of 
1 4 marionettes. Each one takes about 
100 hours to make. Determined to 
avoid the toxic materials she was so 
often exposed to in theater, she chose 
to work with clay, 
paper mache, plaster 
of paris, and a 
product called 
Friendly Plastic. She 
sculpts the head in 
clay, fashions a 
plaster-of-paris cast, 
and fills the cast with 
paper mache to 
create the head. The 
limbs and hands she 
sculpts out of 
Friendly Plastic. She 
paints each face, 
using paint like 
stage make-up to 
enable the features 
to carry further to 
the audience. 

Since her specialty 
is costuming, the 
marionettes' attire is 
dazzling. The North 
Wind's body, multi- 
colored strips of material, flutter and 
shimmer when a small fan is turned on 
backstage. The wolf in Red Riding Hood 
is outfitted in a black and red Cossack 
suit. The costumes are no small part of 

the success of Celia's marionettes. One 
woman wrote following a performance, 
"The marionettes, their costumes and the 
imaginative sets were a feast for the eyes." 

After finishing her first puppet in 
March 1991, Celia committed herself to 
a fairy tale performance in January 1992 
with less than 10 months to prepare. At 

that point she had no play and no 
puppets for a fairy tale. A poem she 
discovered gave her the story o(}ulianna 
and the North Wind. All summer she 

made puppets. The face she used for the 
North Wind, she discovered on a wall 
during a trip to Bath, England. She 
wrote the script during a three-day stint 
of waiting to be called for jury duty. 
"The writing just poured out," she says, 
brushing her snowy white hair out of 
her face. "The voices were all there. I 
make the puppet. 
The puppet speaks." 
Her successful 
premier performance 
came on New Year's 
Eve to an audience 
of 200. 

Few other 
puppeteers actually 
make their own 
puppets and do 
their own market- 
ing. "It's a total 
design and creative 
process and 1 can 
put the talent in my 
suitcase," she says. 
It has also been a 
process of problem- 
solving. Celia 
knows of no other 
who attempts a 
one-person show. 
She had to design 
marionettes that could be operated 
with one hand (including a butterfly 
marionette whose wings raise and 
lower, and a trapeze artist who does 
tricks while flying through the air) 

Mini-History of Puppetry ^ 

Puppetry is an art almost as ancient 
as man. It is thought to have originated 
in the masks used by prehistoric 
people to disguise themselves while 
hunting. Masks became part of the 
rituals of food gathering. Over the cen- 
turies hinged and jointed masks de- 
veloped which were held in front of the 
body and later manipulated by strings. 
This led to the development of mari- 
onettes. Puppetry was often used in 
religious ceremonies. Puppet magic 

was an adjunct of priestly power, the 
puppets being used to communicate with 
and to influence people. 

IVIany cultures have long traditions of 
puppetry, including American Indians, 
Egyptians, Eastern Indians, Greeks and 
Romans. A small terra cotta monkey un- 
covered in India is thought to have been 
used as a puppet 4,000 years ago. A tiny 
marionette theater was found at Antinoe, 
a city on the Nile built by the Roman Em- 
peror Hadrian in the second century A.D. 

There are three main types of pup- 
pets; hand puppets, string puppets 
(marionettes), and rod puppets. Sizes 
vary from a few inches to larger-than- 
life. Although puppets are most often 
thought of today as entertainment for 
children, they have been used more 
frequently throughout the ages for adult 
entertainment and instruction. Every- 
thing from opera (Haydn wrote five 
marionette operas) to Oedipus Rex has 
been performed by puppets. 

and a set appropriate for a one-woman 
show. Sometimes she has five puppets 
on stage at once, so she has to hang 
three and hold two. She discovered that 
she could not do the whole show live, 
so she taped the music and narrative. 

"It was a real wedding of all the 
things I'd ever done creatively — my 
craft and art and 
the three-dimen- 
sional part of what 
I was doing with 
my costuming, and 
the performance 
and acting. Also, I 
had decided I would 
like to sing again, so 
I had been taking 
voice lessons. I had 
releamed breath 
control, which I 
needed as an actor." 

Finding her 
niche as a puppe- 
teer has been an 
organic process 
involving risk and 
the search for her 
true self. Celia says 
she had to be 
willing to let go of 
costuming, believ- 
ing that there was 
something else out 
there for her. Then she had to be 
willing to take the first step, creating 
a marionette, not being sure what she 
would do with it. "In the doing is the 
knowing. I'm a very energetic person, 
so I tend to want to run ahead of 
myself, but I've learned to let one 
thing lead to another." Her eyes shine 
as she leans forward to make her 
point, throwing a blue and black 
shawl back onto her shoulder. She is 
dressed in the dramatic black of a 
puppeteer. "Now I'm in my creative 
phase," she says. "I'm just about ready to 
do a new show." 

A new show would be her fourth. 
After Julianna and the North Wind, 
Celia created Red Riding Hood and 
The Surprise Circus. One of the 
marionettes in The Surprise Circus is a 
little clown who does tricks atop a 
prancing black horse, an engineering 

The big surprise for Celia has been 
how important the children in the 

audience are to her. During the three 
years when she was wondering what 
she wanted to do next, she knew she 
wanted to make a contribution to 
something outside herself. Now she 
feels a strong sense of mission. She 
says to the children, "I make the 
puppets, I write the scripts, I write the 

music, and I'm back here making the 
puppets work. If I can do that, you 
can do it, too. It will be a little 
different from how I do it, but you 
can make this happen your way." 

Knowing that the roots of her 
creativity are in her childhood, she 
wants to encourage children today to 
be creative, to try things. "I worry 
about children today that they don't 
have enough in their lives, too much 
is done for them. They're not allowed 
to be bored. I'd get bored and say, 
'What can I do now. Mommy?' and 
she'd say, 'Why don't you make 
something?'" At the end of her 
performance, Celia takes time to 
answer questions and to show the 
children how the stage and the 
marionettes work. 

Celia's Marionettes gave 83 
performances this past year. Her 
bright red van has traveled all over 
New Jersey and Virginia, and even 
made it to Gloucester, Massachusetts. 

Most of her performances have been 
in libraries, but she has also per- 
formed in schools, at camps, and at 
events like First Night Montclair. A 
typical response from the Lyndhurst 
Public Library in New Jersey reads, 
"The detailing of your marionettes is 
breath-taking; after a while you feel 
like you're watching 
real people! Your 
stage set-up is very 
professional, as is 
your entire 
performance.. ..Your 
vibrant personality 
and unending energy 
really shine through 
in your work and 
your interaction 
with the children." 

While Celia 
enjoys the perform- 
ing, she notes that 
the travel can be 
exhausting. Her 
dream down the road 
is to have a perma- 
nent theater for her 
marionettes where 
audiences can come to 
her rather than her 
having to go to them. 
For now, though, 
it is evident that 
Celia has attained what so many 
strive for: a life that taps her deepest 
resources. She says, "Life as a costu- 
mier was very satisfying, but I felt for 
years that I was missing a piece. I had 
given up performing. I had all this 
energy and passion and I didn't know 
where to place it. Now it is used and 
some." What is the secret? How did 
she find that perfect convergence of 
talent and experience? She is sitting 
in the hall at The Oaks, the Collins' 
home in Staunton. Light from the 
large windows makes her face look 
illuminated from within. There is a 
contagious joy in her smile. "I think 
it's the kind of thing anyone can do. 
The key is to be true to yourself." 

Later in the day, the red van bumps 
down the driveway of The Oaks. 
Celia is off to Lexington, Virginia, 
bringing more children the message 
that they, too, can dare to create. 


From Cnsis to Sustainable 

Dr. Cyril Daddieh's DuPont Visiting Scholar Lecture, November 16, 1993 

The Jesse Ball DuPont Visiting Scholars Progrann wos established by the 
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges to bring black scholars of 
national distinction to VFIC member campuses. Visiting scholars teach a 
relatively light load of undergraduate courses, conduct faculty seminars 
and present public lectures. 

Dr. Cyril K. Daddieh, the 1993-94 DuPont Visiting Scholar at MBC, 
serves as associate professor of political science at Salisbury State 
University. He received his A.B. from Ripon College and his master's 
degree from Carleton University in Ottowo. Dr. Daddieh earned his 
Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. 

Following ore the opening remarks from Dr, Daddieh's DuPont Vis- 
iting Scholar Lecture held at Mary Baldwin College November 16, 
1993. The full transcript of Dr. Daddieh's speech is available from the 
College Relations Office at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA 24401 ; 
phone 703«887'7009. 

Tonight, I want to begin a dialogue 
about the African condition. By all 
accounts, that condition has been 
chaiacteriied by a deepening and 
widespiead crisis. Virtually all 
subSaharan African (SSA) countries, 
irrespective of regime f^'pe—socialist, 
capitalist, civilian, military-, one-man 
rule, democratic or authoritarian— have 
experienced such a condition. 

What I am going to endeavor to do 
is to explain a) the causes of the crisis; 
b) some of the different responses that 
the crisis has generated; c) some recent 
trends; and d) alternative futures 
for SSA. 

Before I attempt such an explana- 
tion, let me make some general com- 
ments about this crisis. 

First, although discussions about the 
African crisis have tended to focus 
attention on the economic dimensions, 
it is important to keep in mind that the 
crisis is truly multi-dimensional. 

Second, the African crisis has a 
number of different manifestations, 
many of which are quite familiar. 
Among these are those that are 
economic in nature and which under- 
score the much discussed economic 
crisis. We can see it reflected in severe 
scarcities: empt^" shelves in markets, 
lack of spare parts for machinery-, and in 
classrooms without basic tools such as 
chalk, pencils, wTiting paper or for that 
matter, teachers, clinics and hospitals 
without available or affordable drugs. 

In addition, there are those manifes- 
tations that reveal personal insecurities 
(peisonal security- crises) and are 
reflected in such conditions as hunger, 
malnutrition, star\^ation, famine, food 
imports, food aid, and refugees. 

A third set of manifestations 
impinges on the security' of the state 
or regime, hence a crisis in state or 
regime security', and may be observ- 
able in such things as: cross-border 
skirmishes, military' coups, warlords 
and civil wars. 

Another manifestation is the growing 
ecological crisis involving desertifica- 
tion, deforestation, soil erosion, 
drought, general environmental decay. 
Again, most of the above manifesta- 
tions have been in the news quite a bit 
lately and are familiar to most people. 
However, two additional s>Tnptoms 
have generallv been ignored bv most 

observers of the African condition. 
African leaders have become very- fond 
of a) taking honorific titles and b) 
cultivating appropriate physical 
appearance to match the images 
intended by the titles. These have, of 
course, been passed off as traditional or 
customary. And so, one cannot help but 
notice that almost ever>' African leader 
worth his salt has taken an honorific 
title. Let me cite a few of these to 
illustrate my point: 

Julius Nyerere of Tanzania became 
the X'lwalimu, "the beloved and 
respected teacher." The late Jomo 
Kenyatta of Kenya was the Mzee, "wise 
older, counselor, arbiter," and Felix 
Houphouet-Boigny of Cote d'lvotre is the 
Nana, "traditional chief." Le Sage became 
"the wise man." Le Vieux became "the 
wise old man." Kamuzu Banda of Malawi 
is the Ngwaii, "the champion, the 
messiah," and Emperor Haile Selaissie of 
Ethiopia was "the elect of God, Son of 
David, Son of Solomon, King of Kings, 
Lion of Judah." 

Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana was 
Oyeadiye, "the one who puts things 
right," or "Mr. Fix-it." Kantamanto was 
"he who is never guilty" and Kasapreko 

was "a man of his word." Osagyefo was 
"the redeemer, the messiah." 

Even Master-Sergeant Samuel Doe of 
Liberia became "the redeemer" while 
Colonel Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowTied 
himself "emperor" of the Central 
African Republic. If Oscars (Academy 
Awards) were given for these titles, 
Zaire's strongman would probably win 
the honors hands down. Apparently not 
completely satisfied with being Le 
Guide, "the guiding light," Joseph 
Desire Mobuto sought authenticity by 
decreeing the repudiation of all 
Christian names and by leading the way 
with the adoption of Mobutu Sese Seko 
Koko Ngbendu wa -a Banga. Among 
the several authorized translations is 
this one: "The all-powerful warrior who 
because of his endurance and inflexible 
will to win, will go from conquest to 
conquest leaving fire in his wake." This 
was undoubtedly a fittingly long name 
to match his personal fortune estimated 
in the billions of dollars. Mobutu even 
designed an authentic version of proper 
national dress. 

Ironically, with few exceptions, these 
titles are no more thsm carefully 
cultivated images that bear little 

resemblance to reality in so far as they 
do not represent genuinely felt adula- 
tion from a grateful, affectionate or 
loyal nation with a basis in any one of 
Max Weber's three types of authority: 
traditional, charismatic, legal-rational, 
hence competent. 

Yet, they are significant because they 
have fostered a rather delusionary belief 
in the right to rule in perpetuity and 
have led inexorably to the centraliza- 
tion and personalization of power even 
though these Eternal Excellencies or Life 
Presidents were in no way competent to 
preside over developmental states that 
could promote economic growth and 
expanding opportunities for 
all the citizens of the state. 

Relatedly, a certain physi- 
cal appearance that befits 
these titles must be nurtured. 
In this context, protruding 
stomachs and imposing man- 
sions or villas in national capi- 
tals, hometowns or, more 
likely, European cities, have 
become a sign of affluence. If 
elongated limbs and emaci- 
ated bodies are symptomatic 
of the economic crisis and cri- 
sis of personal security, then 
protruding bellies have be- 
come symbolic of too much 

eating and too much afflu- 

ence. The "quest for aristo- 
cratic effect," as Ali Mazrui so aptly put 
it, has been linked with Jean-Francois 
Bayart's "politics of the belly" to create 
the crises of governance which, in turn, 
have exacerbated the other dimensions 
and manifestations of the African condi- 
tion identified earlier. 

With the above remarks as a back- 
drop, let me now turn to the diagnosis 
of the crisis. There are two keys to 
gaining an enhanced understanding of 
the African crisis. The first is to situate 
both the continent and the crisis in 
their proper historical context because 
one cannot hope to achieve a better 
understanding of Africa by being 
ahistorical. Since 1 cannot cover 
several centuries of African history in 
the short amount of time available to 
us, let me take you back roughly three 
decades to 1960. 

I960 was truly the watershed year of 
African independence. Of the 1 7 new 
states that were admitted into the 

United Nations that year, all but one, 
Cyprus, were from Africa. Four more 
African states achieved independence 
and joined the world body in 1962. 
Viewed from that perspective, Africa 
has been managing its own affairs for 
barely three decades. And since it 
cannot be said that crisis has character- 
ized all three decades of Africa's post- 
colonial experience, it is useful to adopt 
a periodization scheme that can shed 
some light on the evolution of the 
current crisis. 

1 want to draw your attention to 
three ages and associated moods that 

In I960, there were six universities 

and colleges in SSA. One 

notoriously bad legacy was Portugal 

bequeathing to Mozambique 90 percent 

illiteracy when all was said and done . 

Portugal was hardly alone in this 

dereliction of its self-appointed 

civilizing mission. 

correspond to the three decades 
beginning in 1960. 

The first decade, or the Indepen- 
dence Decade, corresponds to Africa's 
golden age of innocence. Back then, 
Africa's mood was decidedly optimistic, 
even euphoric. African leaders thought 
they could make their mark at home and 
on the world scene. The standard-bearer 
of African independence, Dr. Kwame 
Nkrumah, set the tone for that optimism 
and euphoria in his Independence Day 
speech on March 6, 1957. Not surpris- 
ingly, each African country quickly took 
its seat in the United Nations to rub 
shoulders with those major powers that 
had once humiliated Africa through their 
colonization and to seek to influence the 
course of human affairs. 

The future seemed very bright 
indeed. Africa became a preferred 
continent, courted by both East and 
West, partly for propaganda value 
during the cold war and partly for its 

control of a third of the votes in the 
UN General Assembly. That was, of 
course, not always a good thing. As the 
Africans knew all too well, "when 
elephants fight only the grass suffers." 
So, the new governments tried but 
hardly succeeded in steering an 
independent, nonaligned course 
between the superpowers. 

A number of accomplishments were 
recorded during the independence 
decade. In addition to decolonization 
itself, roads, railways, bridges, airports, 
clinics, hospitals, factories and schools 
of all kinds and at all levels — from 
elementary schools to universities — 
were constructed; shipping 
and airlines were estab- 
lished; and human capital 
development accelerated. 

The extent of the 
accomplishments varied 
according to national 
resource endowments, 
levels of external assis- 
tance, and leadership 
capabilities. However, 
within a relatively short 
span of time, significant 
manpower training took 
place, overall literacy rates 
went up, physical infra- 
structure improved and 

access to clean water and 

health care systems 
improved. Electricity grids were laid 
and existing ones extended, in some 
cases even to rural hinterlands. Job 
creation was tackled, and overall, 
Africa witnessed a general improve- 
ment in access and standards of living. 

The magnitude of these achieve- 
ments may be measured against the 
extant legacy of colonialism in the all- 
important field of education. In I960, 
there were six universities and colleges 
in SSA. One notoriously bad legacy 
was Portugal bequeathing to 
Mozambique 90 percent illiteracy when 
all was said and done. Portugal was 
hardly alone in this dereliction of its 
selt-appointed civilizing mission. In the 
vast and rich territory ot the Belgian 
Congo (now Zaire), there were only 
eight university graduates and one 
senior civil servant at independence, 
this after almost a century of King 
Leopold's rule. The first independence 
cabinet of PM Patrice Lumumba 

included a lonely university graduate 
who, by his ovm admission, was 
politically unseasoned. The disintegra- 
tion ot the Zairian state soon after 
independence, the violation of its 
territorial integrity by Belgian troops 
and mercenaries, and the machinations 
of the copper monopoly should have 
dispelled any illusions about African 
sovereignty. But, as I said, this was the 
Age of Innocence. 

Compared with this abysmal colonial 
record, each ^African state now enjoys 
at least one institurion of higher 
learning. A few can boast of several 
such institutions. With petro-money, 
Nigeria has experienced a six-fold 
increase in the number of its universities. 

It is fair to say that during the Age of 
Innocence, the accomplishments were 
quite remarkable in a wide variety of 
fields. While some stellar performances 
were turned in (particularly in the 
economic field, by such aspiring regional 
powers as Cote d'lvoire, Kenya, Senegal, 
Cameroon, Botswana), there were bound 
to be disappointments because of the 
great expectations of independence that 
had been nurtured by the promises of the 
nationalist movements seeking to throw 
olt the colonial yoke and by the pent-up 

needs and aspirations alter decades of 
colonial rule. 

Africa seemed to lose some of its 
innocence during its second decade of 
independence. This Age of Innocence 
Lost was inevitably associated with 
and engendered a mood of frustration 
over stalled import-substitution 
industrialization (ISI) and overall 
lackluster economic performance. 
External shocks added to the woes of 
economic management. 

As SSA economies stagnated and 
opportunities for upward social and 
economic mobility became increasingly 
restricted, the state became a contested 
terrain because its effective control 
remained the only fast track to accumu- 
lation of wealth, of achieving the 
aristocratic effect. Not surprisingly, 
coups began to multiply during this 
decade, without much relief from the 
gradual buildup of the rot. 

Still, the situation appeared 
manageable and most states were 
muddling through. In a few cases 
growth was actually still taking place. 
Such was the case for Cote d'lvoire, 
Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana, 
Malawi, etc. Individuals and families 
tried to cope through a variety of 

"suffer-manage" strategies. 

By the third decade, a new age was 
beginning to dawn. The accumulated 
frustrations of the previous decade 
were turning into a mixture of anger 
and despair as the trends toward decay 
chat were visible during the second 
decade accelerated. In too many 
places the glue that held society 
together lost its adhesive power. The 
ties of family and community began to 
fray as incomes stagnated and infla- 
tion played havoc with wages. The 
gains of the first two decades had been 
practically reversed by the end of the 
third decade. Most Africans became 
worse off than they were two decades 
earlier. The socioeconomic situation 
became political dynamite. Through 
the dense fog, the outlines of a new 
Age of Realism began to appear. The 
decade became not only a time of 
anger but also a time for reassessment 
and reappraisal. 

Strictly speaking, the African Crisis 
has only been upon us over the last 10 
to 12 years or the last decade, even if it 
had its antecedents in earlier decades. 
And, while its essence is economic, it 
has had many different manifestations 
and ramifications. 

Show your spirit daily witti a Mary Baldwin License Plate 

The DMV is now taking orders 
for Mgry Baldwin College license 
plates featuring the College Seal. 

Plates cost $50 for the letters "MB" 
plus any four letters or numbers; or 
$60 for personalized plates with 
up to six letters. 

When 1 50 orders are received, 
printing of the plates will begin. 

For information, call Mary Hardy Morrison at 
Mary Baldwin CoUege at (703) 887-8930 



, Maiy Baldwin College , 

Campus News 

SACS Accredits MBC s First Master of Arts Degree 

by Carrie Burke '95 

In August 1992, as Mary Baldwin began 
to celebrate its 150th anniversary, the 
college introduced its first master's level 
degree, the Master of Arts in Teaching 
Program (MAT) for teachers and 
prospective teachers of grades K-8. As 
noted by President Cynthia H. Tyson at 
the time, the master's degree represents 
a milestone in Mary Baldwin's history. 

On January 10, 1994, the college was 
informed by the Southern Association 
of Colleges and Schools (SACS) that it 
was to be accredited as a Level 111 
institution and that the accreditation 
was retroactive to January 1, 1993. 
Level III institutions are authorized to 
offer master's level programs. The 
accreditation process, which took 
nearly two years, included a series of 
written reports about the program's 
development to SACS as well as to the 
State Council of Higher Education in 
Virginia (SCHEV). The process also 
entailed visits to the Mary Baldwin 
campus by teams of experts from both 

According to 
MAT Director Dr. 
Mary Gendernalik 
Cooper, "The pro- 
gram has grown so 
much more rapidly 
than was originally 
anticipated. Cur- 
rently there are 66 
students enrolled, 
approximately two- 
thirds half-time and 
one-third on a full- 
time basis. We ex- 
pect a 1994 graduat- 
ing class of 17, 
which is 10 more 
than the first gradu- 
ating class last year. 
All of the students 
who have finished 
the program so far 

have earned their initial teaching li- 
cense through the MAT. Roughly 95 
percent of those who have finished the 
program are currently teaching." 

Dr. Mary Gendemalick Cooper is the Director of the Master 
of Arts in Teaching Program 

The MAT program combines 
traditional classes with extensive field 
experiences with children in area 
schools. All MAT classes are team- 
taught by members of the graduate 
faculty and experienced elementary/ 
middle school teachers. Classes com- 
bine independent research with in- 
depth examinations of subject matter, 
methods of inquiry, learning styles, 
cultural diversity and varied approaches 
to assessment, according to Dr. Cooper. 

As summarized in the MAT bro- 
chure, the goal of the MAT "is to break 
down the barriers among the three 
intellectual activities essential for the 
student who is going to teach: learning 
subject matter, learning how to teach, 
and learning how to help others learn." 

Julie Sanger, an MAT student, works with 
a .student at Riverheads Elementary 


Nikki Giovanni Speaks at MBC 

by Carrie Burke '95 

Renowned writer Nikki Giovanni 
received a warm welcome in Francis 
Auditorium as she addressed race, 
gender, and religion in contemporary 
America for Mary Baldwin's celebration 
of Black History Month this February. 

"I recommend black Americans. I 
think they are nice," Giovanni said. 
"I'm tired of people making a 'boogie 
man' out of the black community. . . 
peace must begin here, must begin now. 
It's not sexy, but it is real." 

Giovanni, "the poet laureate of black 
women and sensitive souls everywhere," 
was the 1994 Black History Month 
lecturer at Mary Baldwin College. 
Since the 1960s, she has published 17 
books that voice the feelings and 
concerns of black people. Currently, 
Giovanni is a professor of English at 
Virginia Tech. 

Giovanni, whose speech was inter- 
rupted four times by applause, stated 
that all humans are responsible for 
making the relationship between the 
races better. She added that one 
problem is that people say, "It's not my 
fault; I didn't do it," so the problem 
never becomes resolved. 

"Fear of each other is a stupid thing. I 
am tired of tragedy coming before 1 am 
civilized. It will be a tragedy if we don't 
get over this fear," Giovanni said. 

Nikki Giovanni spoke to full house at Francis Auditorium as part of Black History Month 

"There is nothing black Americans can 
do to not make white Americans afraid. 
I say this without meanness, but with 
all reality." 

Giovanni ended her presentation 
with a collection of her poems which 
are noted as inspirational for all of 
humankind. She began with a tribute to 
Langston Hughes. A Poem for Langston 
Hughes is her only poem which deviates 

from her usual style. She ended with 
Hands, a poem honoring Mother's Day. 

The speech received a standing 
ovation. MBC Junior Gina Perez said, 
"Nikki Giovanni's speech was inspira- 
tional because she could articulate and 
reflect on life through the eyes of an 
older woman. She made me realize how 
much more I have to embrace and learn 
about life." 

Humphreys Lecture Showcases Botany 

The Mary Emily Humphreys Lecture in Biology was presented by Mary Murrin 
Painter '71 on Thursday, March 10, at Mary Baldwin College. Mary founded 
the Virginia Native Plant Society and is the director of the Conference on 
Landscaping with Native Plants at CuUowhee, NC. The one-day symposium 
included botanical drawing and floral arranging workshops with artist Barbara 
Stewart, and floral designers Hardie Newton and Cathy Coyle. New student 
members were initiated into the national biology honor society Tri Beta. TTie Mar>' 
Emily Humphreys Biology Lecture Series was established in 1991 by alumnae. Dr. 
Humphreys taught biolog>', botany and genetics from 1943 to 1968. 

Campus News 

UVA Professor is 1994 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Lecturer 

The 1994 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting 
Lecturer at MBC was Dr. Dante L. 
Germino, professor of government and 
foreign affairs at The University of 
Virginia. He presented a free public 
lecture, "Faith and Political Philoso- 
phy," Thursday, February 17, in the 
Francis Auditorium. 

Dr. Germino has been on the faculty 
at UVA since 1968 and leceived the Z 
Society Teaching Award at UVA. Prior 
to joining the UVA faculty, Dr. 
Germino taught at Wellesley and was 
visiting professor of political science at 
the University of the Philippines. 

His publications include Antonio 
Gramsci: Architect of a New Politics; 
Beyond Ideology: The Revival of Political 
Theory ; The Inaugural Addresses of 
American Presidents: The Public Philoso- 
phy and Rhetoric; Modem Western 
Political Thought: Machiavelli to Marx; 
Political Philosophy and the Open Society 
and The Italian Fascist Party in Power. 

Dr. Dante L. Germino 
UVA professor of government 

Dr. Germino is a former editorial 
board member of the Journal of Politics 
and a recipient of fellowships from the 
Guggenheim, Exxon and Rockefeller 
Foundations. He was a senior fellow 

and director of a Summer Seminar for 
the National Endowment for the 
Humanities. He has served as president 
of the Episcopal Guild of Scholars. 

Dr. Germino received his bachelor's 
degree from Duke University, where he 
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He 
received both his master's and Ph.D. 
from Harvard University. 

The Phi Beta Kappa Lectureship 
Program provides speakers for special 
occasions sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa 
chapters across the United States. The 
lectureship program was established in 
1942 by Phi Beta Kappa Associates, a 
group of Phi Beta Kappa members 
organized to foster and advance the 
welfare of Phi Beta Kappa and the 
ideals for which it stands. Through its 
panels and distinguished speakers, the 
program contributes to the intellectual 
life of campuses by making possible an 
exchange of ideas between the lecturer 
and resident faculty and students. 

Mary Baldwin College Hosts Women and Philanthropy Symposium 

by Laura Catching Alexander '71 

Mary Baldwin College hosted a Women 
and Philanthropy Symposium April 21 
and 22, in Richmond, VA. Three other 
Virginia women's colleges, Randolph- 
Macon Woman's College, Sweet Btiar 
College and Hollins College, helped 
organize the two-day event. 

The symposium was sponsored by 
NationsBank and the National Net- 
work on Women as Philanthropists, 
which is based in Madison, Wl. 
Officials at women's colleges and 
secondary schools from Pennsylvania to 
Texas were invited to attend along with 
their most important donors. 

Educating women to empower 
themselves through their institutions 
was one of the themes of the sympo- 
sium. Presenters included Martha A. 
Taylor and Sondra C. Shaw, co- 
directors and founders of The National 
Network on Women as Philanthropists. 
Ms. Taylor serves as vice president of 
the University of Wisconsin Founda- 
tion, and Sondra Shaw is director of 
development for the Wisconsin State 
Historical Society. 

Ms. Taylor told participants, "If you 
haven't written a check to your 
institution — the institution that has 
so dramatically changed your life — for 
the amount of just one ot your outfits. 

then you should teconsider your 

Other presenters at the symposium 
included CASE award recipient Joan 
Fisher, who gave an historical perspective 
on women in philanthropy. The program 
also included an awards luncheon and 
volunteer training session. 






Symposium I 


Acquisitions Committee Formed to Strengthen MBC Collection 

by Laura Catching Alexander '71 

An exciting new acquisitions committee 
has been formed to set policies and 
procedures tor soliciting, accepting and 
preserving decorative arts for use on the 
campus of Mars* Baldwin. T%-pes of art 

the committee will handle include fine 
rugs, antique furniture, paintings and 
archival documents. 

The chair of the acquisitions com- 
mittee will become a member of a 
subcommittee of the Mar^- Baldwin 
College Board of Trustees. The found- 

ing members of this new committee 
have expertise in art, architecture, 
interior design, antiques, conservation 
and tax and charitable giving. 

The members include alumnae, 
faculty-, staff and friends of the college. 
The first meeting was held in February. 

MBC Acquisitions Committee 

Sally Dorsey Danner '64, chair 
Atlanta, GA 

MoUie Rehmet Cannady '64 
Houston, TX 

Linda Hinrichs Christovich '77 
New Orleans, LA 

Kathleen O'Neill Frazier '78 
Staunton, VA 

Martha Masters Ingles '69 

Ne\\'port News, VA 

Carla Rucker Nix '57 
Dallas, TX 

Doris Rohner Rogers '60 
Alexandria, VA 

Carol\-n Weekley '67 
Williamsburg, VA 

Lee Cochran 
Staunton, VA 

Anne Sims Smith '45 
Staunton, VA 

William C. Pollard, MBC archivist 

Staunton, VA 

Paul Ryan, assistant professor of art 
Staunton, VA 

Laura Catching Alexander '71, staff liaison 
Staunton, VA 

President C^Tithia H. Tyson, 
ex-officio member 

Richmond Rotary 
Applauds Dr. 
Tyson's Leadership 

Dr. C^Tithia H. Tyson received the first 
standing ovation that the DowTitown 
Richmond Rotary Club has given in 
three years following her February 1 , 
noon speech. She addressed the 
benefits of single-sex educational 
settings for leadership formation in 
young women and briefed the crowd on 
MBC's proposal to develop the Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership. 
Dr. Tyson spoke to more than 250 
Rotarians and their guests at the 
Marriott Hotel dowTitown. 


Campus News 

Year-Long Broman Concert Series Features Stunning Talents 

Six exciting musical artists and groups 
were featured in the 1993-94 Carl 
Broman Concert Series at Mary 
Baldwin College. 

The popular Broman Concert Series 
hrings outstanding musicians to the 
campus and community for a year-long 
series of entertainment. Performances 
cover a wide range of musical tastes and 
interests from classical to jazz and folk. 
The Broman Concert Series honors the 
memory of Dr. Carl W. Broman, who 
served as head of the college's music 
department for three decades between 
1935 and the late 1960s. 

This year's series concluded with an 
April 8 performance by Scott Yoo, a 2 1 - 
year-old violinist who graduated with 
his bachelor's degree in physics with 
honors from Harvard University. The 
New York Times called his New York 
debut "formidable." A review in the 
The Los Angeles Times stated, "In a 
world of fiery fiddlers, Yoo serves as a 
new kind of role model." 

Other artists featured during the 
concert series included Russian pianist 
Mikhail Yanovitsky, who performed last 

fall, two years after he opened the 31st 
Young Concert Artists Series with his 
New York debut which included Bach's 
"Goldberg Variations" and the 
Beethoven Op. 1 1 1 Sonata. 

In her October performance, Kyoko 
Saito, soprano, floated "high pianissi- 
mos as if she were bom with the ability" 
after her discovery at the Spoleto 
Festival '93 where her voice was 
described as a "gorgeously plush lyric 
soprano with a wide range." 

The American Boychoir made their 
second appearance in the Carl Broman 
Concert Series in January at Trinity 
Episcopal Church in Staunton. This 
premier choir sings regularly at The 
Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. The 
singers represent 25 states, the Virgin 
Islands and five Canadian Provinces. 
Among this year's American Boychoir 
members is Stauntonian Clark Laster, 
son of MBC Assistant Professor of Art 
Sally James. 

In February Derek Lee Ragin, 
internationally acclaimed counter- 
tenor, came to MBC from the highly 
selective roster of Colbert Artists, Inc. 

Violinist Scott Yoo 

Among his many credits are appear- 
ances at the Salzburg Music Festival. 

In March an exciting performance by 
the Borromeo String Quartet lived up 
to The Boston Globe's description: 
"Concerts just don't get more exciting 
than the Beethoven-Janacek-Schubert 
program by the Borromeo String 
Quartet. This was the kind of fiery and 
insightful quartet playing that comes 
once in a generation." 

Feminist Scholar, 
MBC Leaders Meet 

Dr. Elizabeth Fox-Genovese visited 
MBC in February to discuss the merits 
of single-sex education and the Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership. Dr. 
Fox-Genovese (far right across from Dr. 
Tyson) met with student leaders over 
lunch and later with the faculty task 
force developing the curriculum for 
leadership. She is professor of history at 
Emory University and founding director 
of Emory's Women's Studies Program, 
an internationally recognized women's 
history scholar, and an expert in 
feminist theory and single-gender 
higher education. 



rrluiniiae l^oilege and noniecorning 1994 

We encourase all alumnae and friends of Marv Baldwin College to attend 

Homecoming/Commencement Weekend. Make a long weekend of it and come for Alumnae College, 
Reunion and Commencement or come for vour favorite event. Either wav. vou'll rediscover 

much that is familiar: the beautiful buildings, carefully preserved, and old. cherished friends. 
You'll discover change, too, in the new buildings and the campus that has grown to 54 acres. 

lou 11 rediscover all o| r lair) oalaMTii at its very best. 

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The Alumnae College full 

package is $75 per person and 

$50 for students. The full package 

includes Thursday evening's events, 

breakfast and lunch Friday, as 

well as the three lectures you 

choose to attend. In addition, you 

will receive an Alumnae College 

group photograph and a 

certificate of attendance. 

If you prefer, you may register and 
pay the fee for only those events in 
which you choose to participate. 

"In a Garden So Green: Ancient Airs 
of England, Scotland and Appalachia." 
A four-person show featuring members 
of the Baltimore Consort and Custer 
LaRue Haws, MBC Class of 1974 and 
adjunct faculty member. 

Begin your alumnae college and Home- 
coming Weekend participation with 
hearty cocktails on the Cynthia Haldenby 
Tyson Terrace adjoining the new William 
G. Pannill Student Center. 

Critically acclaimed soprano Custer 
LaRue will perform with the Baltimore 
Consort. Introductions by Mr. Gordon 
C. Page, professor emeritus of music. 
Limited Seating. 

Join us for an artful reception with 
Custer LaRue and her friends immedi- 
ately following the concert. 

6:30 p.m. Cocktails/Buffet 
8:00 p.m. Concert 



Is me ropulaKon Domb 

l^arrging L.apacihj as an ttnical '_onceph 
An Lncounler willi Uie Writings and Ideas 
of viarreH Hardin 

Dr. Eric N. Jones, 
Associate Professor of Biology 

Garrett Hardin challenges our beliefs and 
our world views. Some love what he has 
to say, others find him to be everything 
from a fascist to a social Darwinist. I find 
his writings to be thought-provoking. 
Hardin believes that metaphor is a tool 
by which we can grapple with dilemmas. 
He is most known for "the tragedy of the 
commons," and "life boat ethics." We 
will examine his views of carrying ca- 
pacity as an ethical concept. 

Knded fieadinq List: 

Living Within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and 
Population Tabooi; Garrett Hardin, 1992. 
Slalkin the Wild Taboo; Garrett Hardin. Part 
Five, "Need as Superstition," will form the 
backbone of our discussions. This collection 
includes: "Nobody Ever Dies of Overpopu- 
lation" (1971) Science 171:527; "Living on 
a Lifeboat" (1974) BioScience 24(10):561- 
568; "Carrying Capacity as an Ethical Con- 
cept" (1976) Soundings 59(1): 120- 137. Man- 
aging the Commons; Garrett Hardin and John 
Baden, 1977. This includes the following 
articles: Chapter 3 "The Tragedy of the 
Commons" reprinted from Science 162:1243- 
1248; Chapter 13 "Ethical Implications of 
Carrying Capacity" will be a major focus of 
our discussion. 
8:00 - 9:30 am 

J^len /Ire from riars. 
Women Are from Venus 

I he Uijnaniics o[ i'len and 
W omen in '.onversation 

Catherine S. Ferris '78, 
ADP Assistant Professor 

Dr. Judy DeL'eau, 
ADP Associate Professor 

Borrowing from John Gray's best-selling 
novel, in addition to other sources, we 
will discuss the similarities and differ- 
ences in communication styles, emo- 
tional needs, and modes of behavior 
between the sexes. In doing so, we will 
attempt to avoid the trap of stereotypes, 
dispel myths, and build insights that 
encourage new visions and strategies for 
improving both personal and profes- 
sional relationships. 

Kecominenued Ke 


Men Are from Mars , Women Are from Veniis; 
John Gray, Ph.D. NY: Harper CoUins, 1992. 
Youjust Don't Understand; Deborah Tannen, 
Ph.D. NY: Ballentine Books, 1990. The Myth 
of Male Power; Warren Farrell, Ph.D. NY: 
Simon and Shuster, 1993. 
8:00 - 9:30 am 

IKe rrospedrs for 

Uemocracy in rtussia 

Dr. Qordon L. Bowen, 
Associate Professor of Political Science 

Participants will explore social and 
economic potholes on the road to a 
freer society and an accountable gov- 
ernment there. Additional attention 
likely will turn to the extent to which 
American policy, including foreign 
aid, positively can advance the democ- 
ratization process. In the months lead- 
ing to their return to MBC, partici- 
pants should prepare for the session by 
following relevant current events in 
their preferred weekly newsmagazine 
(e.g., Time). 



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"Russia and the Independent States"; 
Daniel Diller. Washington: Congressional 
Quarterly Press, 1993. Current History; 
October 1993 issue. 
10:00- 11:30 am 

Ike taucation jyiarketplace 

and me rublic viooa 

Dr. Mary Qendemalik Cooper, 
Director of the Master of Arts 
in Teaching Program and 
Associate Professor of Education 

Issues of choice have emerged signifi- 
cantly in both political and educa- 
tional arenas in recent years. Increas- 
ingly states and the federal govern- 
ment are keying policies (fiscal, atten- 
dance, governance, and curricular 
standards) to these issues. This session 
of alumnae college will review the his- 
tory of choice in higher and K-12 edu- 
cation; explore the pivotal issues in the 
current debate about choice, and the 
various configurations being adopted 
by states and educational agencies for 
accommodating choice; all in 90 min- 

utes of convivial conversation! Partici- 
pants should follow their local news- 
papers, weekly news magazines and 
television offerings that deal with de- 
velopments in choice. 


ded neadiiiq List: 

Poiitics, Markets, and American Schools; John 
Chubb and Terry Moe. Washington, DC: 
The Brookings Institution, 1990. 
10:00- 11:30 pm 

Ine leacner as Writer: 
A Lonversation 

Dr. James D. Lott, 
Dean of the College and 
Professor of English 

Dr. Joseph M. Qarrison, Jr., 
Professor of English 

Mr. B. Richard Plant, 
Assistant Professor of English 

A wonderful dialogue between Dean 
Lott, Dr. Garrison and Mr. Plant in 
which they share their own published as 
well as unpublished works. 
2:00 -3:30 pm 

Spirits of Mary oalawin Lollege 

and Uther lales 

Dr. Patricia H. Menk, 
Professor Emerita of History 

A light-hearted view of 150 years of 
myths, stories, happenings — "maybe" 
happenings and real events that are part 
of our collective memories of Mary 
Baldwin. Most of these are mentioned 
in To Live in Time but they can be em- 
bellished. Others could not be included 
there but are part of our oral traditions. 
Maybe you can add some "tales" of your 
own to help us remember. 



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To Live in Time: The Sesquicentennial History 
of Mary Baldwin College 1842 - 1992; Patricia 
H. Menk. VA: Mid Valley Press, 
2:00 - 3:30 pm 

Aluninae Lollege rinale 

Gather for brief closing remarks and a 

group photograph in front of Miller 


3:30 - 3:45 pm 

dim^i \mmmB 

nospitaliKj neadquarle 

TTie air-conditioned Alumnae House will serve as Hospitality Headquarters dur- 
ing the entire weekend. Enjoy the beautiful setting, and browse through our collec- 
tion of Bluestockings. 

Wnen You Arrive 

Alumnae College Participants: Pick up Alumnae College packets at the Wel- 
come Tent in front of the Student Activities Center, the old SMA Mess Hall, Thurs- 
day 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm or Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. 

Reunion and Homecoming Participants: Pick up information packets at the Wel- 
come Tent in front of the Student Activities Center, the old SMA Mess Hall, Friday 
7:00 am - 7:00 pm or Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. 



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Early Bird Special: Pay in full by May 6, and the registration fee is only $10 per 
person. After May 6, the fee is $20 per person. The registration fee covers printing, 
postage, rental fees, and other costs for the weekend and must be paid by all partici- 
pants, alumnae as well as their spouses and guests. Checks, money orders, MasterCard 
and Visa are accepted. See the registration form. 

Late Registration: After Friday, May 20, registration is $30 per person. 

Alumnae College Registration: We offer an Alumnae College package fee at $75 
per person and $50 for students. The fee includes all meals, three alumnae college 
classes, a certificate of attendance and a group picture taken at the Alumnae Col- 
lege finale. Participants can also register for individual events and pay accordingly. 

rteunion L.elebrations 

We extend a special invitation to 
members of the classes of 1944, 1949, 
1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 
1984, and 1989 who will celebrate class 
reunions. In addition, there will be re- 
union activities for members of the 50- 
Plus Club (all alumnae who attended 
Mary Baldwin more than 50 years ago) 
and alumni of the Master of Arts in 
Teaching Program. An insert describ- 
ing plans for reunion activities is in- 
cluded with the class letter from your 
reunion events committee. To request 
a reunion insert, call the Alumnae 
Office at 703/887-7007. 

The Class of 1944: In recognition of 
their golden anniversary, members of the 
Class of 1944 and their spouses are guests 
of the College for their class dinner. 

Ine lorand rarade of Lie 

The grand and festive parade for all reunion classes, the 50-Plus Club, Master of 
Arts in Teaching group and the Class of 1994 is one of the highlights of Homecom- 
ing. The parade is led by a bagpiper and the Homecoming Queen who is selected 
from the class with the largest number of class members in attendance. The parade 
begins on Kable Street near the old SMA gate and ends inside the Student Activi- 
ties Center, the old SMA Mess Hall, where the Annual Alumnae Association meet- 
ing is held. During the parade, each class performs their class song for special guests 
seated on the parade reviewing stand. A professional photographer is positioned 
along the parade route to take pictures of each reunion class and group. 



Mr. Curtis B. Nolley, Mary Baldwin College choir dirctor, will direct the Alum- 
nae Choir in a performance at Sunday morning's Alumnae Chapel. 


Cancellations with refund requests are honored through Friday, May 20, 1994. 


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Livingston Travel, Inc. and USAir, are 

offering special rates to Mary Baldwin 
College alumnae and guests flying in to 
Shenandoah Valley, Charlottesville, and 
Roanoke, from May 24 through June 1, 
1994- These fares are based on USAir s 
published round trip air fares within the 
Continental United States, Bahamas, 
Canada, and San Juan. The discount is 
5% off lowest applicable published fares 
or 10% off regular fares. 

With 40 round trip tickets, we can earn 
a free ticket for a returning alumnae ! This 
free ticket will be given away at the 
Candlelight Dinner Saturday evening. 
Must be present to win. Senior citizen 
booklets with proper identification can 
help earn this "fireebie." 

Remember to book early to save. If the 
fare increases, you are protected, and if the 
fare decreases, the ticket can be rewritten 
if it will save you money. Call Margie 
Livingston '69 at Livingston Travel, Inc. 
(800) 628-6569 or USAir (800) 872-8402 
and refer to Gold File 41980361. 

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On-campus: Rooms in residence halls are available for alumnae who prefer to 
stay on campus. See your reunion class letter for details. Residence halls are com- 
pletely coed during Homecoming. On-campus rooms contain only essentials: 
made-up beds, towels, wash cloths, soap, and drinking glasses. Since there is no 
air conditioning you may want to bring a fan. 

Off-campus: For alumnae who prefer to stay off campus, rooms have been set 
aside at the following area motels: The new Holiday Inn Golf and Conference 
Center, 703/248-6020 (formerly Sheraton Inn); Shoney's Inn, 703/885-3117; 
Comfort Inn, 703/886-5000; InnKeeper, 703/248-5 lll(formerly Holiday Inn 
North); Hampton Inn, 703/886-7000; and Super 8 Motel, 703/886-2888. See 
your reunion class letter for details. Make your reservation by April 29 and be 
sure to say that you will attend Mary Baldwin's Homecoming. 

W kat to Dring 

Those staying in residence halls should bring a fan if possible. Bring your ath- 
letic equipment, camera, binoculars, a sweater, a rain slicker, comfortable shoes, 
scrapbooks, memorabilia and photographs to share with classmates and friends. 

Wliat to Wear 

We suggest cocktail dress for Friday 
and Saturday evening's events. See the 
reunion insert for details on dress for 
the Parade of Classes and your reunion 
dinner. Black tie is requested for the 
Commencement Ball. Casual dress is 
appropriate for most other activities 
and meals. Comfortable walking shoes 
are recommended for daytime wear and 
are a must on the walking tours. 

rarking ana onuttle Service 

Parking will be available on and 
around campus. Because the hills at 
Mary Baldwin are steep, and the stairs 
are many, vans will be circling the 
campus throughout the weekend. 





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Welcome Tent at SAC, the old SMA Mess Hall 

Soiree in the Garden 

Join us for a preconcert feast with a treasury of elegant foods offered buffet style on the Cynthia Haldenby 

Tyson Terrace. Non-alchoholic beverages will be served. Cash Bar. 

"In a Garden So Green: Ancient Airs of England, Scotland and Appalachia" 

Critically acclaimed soprano Custer LaRue Haws MBC Class of 1974 will perform with members of the Baltimore 

Consort. Introductions by Mr. Gordon C. Page, professor emeritus of music. A limited number of tickets 

are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Reception with musicians immediately following the concert. Cash Bar. 

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Welcome Tent at SAC (old SMA Mess Hall) 

Breakfast Buffet 

Alumnae College Lectures 

"Is the Population Bomb Still Ticking?" 

"Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" 

Refreshment Break 

Alumnae College Lectures 

"The Prospects for Democracy in Russia" 

"The Education Marketplace and the Public Good" 

Ham &. Jam Luncheon 

Keynote address by Dr. James D. Lott, dean 

of the College and professor of English. 

The luncheon features menu selections from 

the Mary Baldwin alumnae cookbook From 

Ham to Jam. 

1:00 Reunion Committees Meeting 

2:00 Rediscover Mary Baldwin Walking Tour 

2:00-3:00 Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum Tour 






Alumnae College Lectures 

"The Teacher as Writer: A Conversation" 

"Spirits of Mary Baldwin and Other Tales" 

Museum of American Frontier Culture 

Walking Tour 
Baldwin Bijou Presents "Footsteps: 150 Years 

at Mary Baldwin College" 
Alumnae College Finale 
Baldwin Bijou Presents "Footsteps: 150 Years 

at Mary Baldwin College" 
Spring Lawn Party &. Alumnae Reception 
Hosted by Mary Baldwin Faculty 

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7:00 Reunion Dinners 

Individual dinners for the classes of 1944, 1949, 
1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, and 
1989 and for the 50-Plus Club. See reunion in- 
serts for specific locations and more information. 

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7:00 Welcome Tent at SAC (old SMA Mess Hall) 

7:00-9:00 Bird Walk 

7:30-9:00 1 2th Annual Baldwin Fun Run &. Walk 

7:30 Strawberry Breakfast 

9:30 " AUie Rounds: A Love Story of North and South" 

By Barbara "Bobbie" Allan Hite '58. A one- 
woman play based on the real-life journal of a 
young woman from New York hired to teach in 
the Shenandoah Valley at the outbreak of the 
Civil War. Performed by Mitzi Lesher '95. 
Discussion led by Dr. and Mrs. Fletcher Collins Jr. 

10:30 Bloody Mary Reception 

11:15 Grand Parade of Classes & Class Pictures 


Annual Alumnae Association Meeting and 

Awards Ceremony 
Mary Baldwin Alumnae Association awards 
will be presented to Anita Thee Graham '50, 
Service to Church; Rita S. Wilson '82 ADP, 
Service to Community: Martha McMullan 
Aasen '51, Career Achievement; and Eliza- 
beth Kirkpatrick Doenges '63 and Anna 
Kate Reid Hipp '63, the Emily Wirsing Kelly 
Leadership Award. 

The Alumnae Association's Virginia L. 
Lester and Emily Wirsing Kelly scholarships 
will also be presented. 

Daiurdag Aper 

12 JO Mary Baldwin Fcxxl Fest & CXitdoor Concert 

Featuring barbecue with all the fixings, a E>og 
House, Ham Hut, salad bar and ice cream. 
Entertainment by Wanda & the White Boys with 
Mary Baldttin's own Dr. James "Jim" HarringTon. 
2:00 Rediscover Man* Baldwin Walking Tcur 

2KX) Baldwin Bijou Presents 'Tootsteps: 150 Years 

at Mar\- Baldwin CoUege" 
2KX)-3:00 \^'oodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum Tour 
2:00-4KX) Alumnae Choir Rehearsal in Demming 111 
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2i30 Reception Honoring MBC Program for the 

Exceptionally Gifted graduates 
2L30-4 JO Museum of American Frontier Culture 

Walking Tour 
3KX) Baldwin Bijou Presents "Footsteps: 150 Years 

at Mary Baldwin College" 
3KX) Historic Staimton Walking Tour 

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4^30 Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony 

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Champagne Reception 

Honoring Alumnae Award Recipients 

All-Alumnae Candleli^t Dinner with President C\'nthia H. Tvson 

A limited number of tickets (275) are available on a lust-come'iust-served basis. The Alumnae Association MBC 

Chair Raffle and the Travel Discount Door Prize drawings will take place during dinnec 

Master of Arts in Teaching Dinner 

Special celebration dinner for the 1993 and 1994 graduates of the MAT program and their families. Greetings by 

President Cynthia H. Tyson and Director of IvLAT Dr. Mar\- Gendemalik Cooper. 

All'Alumnae Moonlight Dessert and Night C^p 

End the evening with fabulous dessert and your Mary Baldwin friends in the Ham & Jam Pub. Cash bar. 

Mary Baldwin Commencement Ball 

Dance the evening away with this year's graduates. Mary Baldwin alimuiae and guests are inviced to join the Class 

of 1994 at the Commencement Ball. BY'OB tae bar. Black Tie. 

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Alumnae Choir Breakfast and Rehearsal 

Breakfast Buffet 

Reception Honoring IvIBC Adult Etegree Program Graduates 

Alumnae Chapel and Memorial Senice 

Sermon bv CoUege Chaplain Patricia Hunt and featuring the Alumnae Choir directed by 

Mr. Curtis B. NoUev. MBC choir director. 

One Hundred Firr.-Se:;-; Ilirr.— encement 

Featuring speaker Xanc\ Brinker rounder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Institute. 

Reception immediately following. 

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You are welcome to bring your children, 
but since we have no organized activities 
planned, they must be your responsibility 
during the weekend. Traditionally, the 
class dinners, Champagne Reception 
and Candlelight dinner are adult-only 
events. Call the Alumnae Office for 
more information. We offer evening 
baby sitting services, with a fee charged 
per hour, per child. If you are interested, 
we will send a list ot baby-sitters for you 
to contact in advance. 

Infants: There is no cost for infants 
(less than a year old), except for baby- 
sitting. Please bring a porta-crib and any- 
thing else your infant might need. 

Children 12 and under: The costs for 
children 12 and under (except infants) 
are half of those listed for on-campus ac- 
commodations, meals, and events. 

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TTie campus offers tennis courts and a 
track for walking and jogging in addition 
to exercise cycles and squash and racquet- 
ball courts in the new Physical Activities 
Center. The swimming pool will be open 
on request. Call 703/887-7295 or 703/886- 
5289 for more information. 

Rediscover Mary Baldwin Tour: 
Guided campus tours led by John Runkle 
'81 ADP, Allen Martin, director of physi- 
cal plant, and admissions staff. 
Footsteps: 150 Years at Mary Baldwin 
College: A showing of the sesquicenten- 
nial video produced by the Mary Baldwin 
Communications Institute and Discipline. 


1 2th Annual Baldwin Fun Run & Walk: 

A fun race, about three miles long, for 
walkers and runners alike. Breakfast and 
lots of liquids provided. 
Alumnae Publications Collection: Pub- 
lished works by Mary Baldwin College 
alumnae. Martha S. Grafton Library. 
Art Exhibits: Works by Carolyn Miller 
'94 and Chiaki Tanaka '94 at the Lyda 
B. Hunt Art Gallery. Works by Lee 
Addison '94, Tracey Goad '94 and 
Stephanie Jacobs '94 at Bertie Murphy 
Deming Alternative Gallery. 
MBC History Book Signing: Dr. 
Patricia H. Menk, professor emeritus of 
history, will autograph her book. To Lii^e 
in Time: A Sesquicentennial History of 
Mary Baldwin College, at the Welcome 
Tent during Saturday's picnic. 
MBC Pictorial Book Signing: Mr. 
Dan Grogan, award-winning photog- 
rapher based in Charlottesville, Vir- 
ginia, will be on hand Saturday to au- 
tograph the pictorial history book, 
Mary Baldwin College: Then and Now. 
This hard bound volume features the 
photography of Dan Grogan. 

vJff-cainpus Recreational 

Golf: You may golf at your leisure Thurs- 
day through Monday. Tlie Country Club 
of Staunton (704/248-7271 ) and Ingleside 
Resort (703/248-1201) have 18-hole golf 
courses. Golf carts are available. Call to 
reserve your tee-time. 
Museum of American Frontier Culture: 
Located on Route 250 east of Staunton. 
TTiis is a living museum where trained staff 
work authentic farmsteads. The guided 
tour led by Dr. Kenneth W. Keller, pro- 
fessor of history, lasts approximately two 
hours. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum: 
This beautiful and stately townhouse was 
built in 1846 and is a National Historic 
Landmark. Guided tour led by Elizabeth 
Dudley Landes '82 ADP and Charlotte 
Sheffer Reid '53. 
Historic Staunton Walking Tour: 
A walking tour to show off some of down- 
town Staunton's architectural master- 
pieces led by Dr. James B. Patrick, pro- 
fessor emeritus of chemistry. The walk lasts 
approximately one-and-one-half hours. 
Wear comfortable walking shoes. 
Bird Walk: Dr. John F. Mehner, profes- 
sor emeritus of biology, Lisa Hamilton '74 
and Crista R. Cabe, director of advance- 
ment services, will search out the best ar- 
eas around Staunton for early morning bird 
watching. Wear comfortable shoes. Break- 
fast will be provided. 




During Friday and Saturday of Home- 
coming Weekend, members of the 
Alumnae Association Board of Directors 
will sell raffle tickets with a chance to 
win a Mary Baldwin side chair, child's 
rocker or captain's chair. Drawing at the 
Candlelight Dinner with chair shipped 
directly to the winner's home. 

Ike Next Step 

Complete and mail the registration form 

with your payment by 

Friday, May 6. 

For additional information, call the 
Alumnae Office at (703) 887-7007. 

C\MPus AND Alumnae Notes 

Alumnae President's 

Dear Friends, 

Time tlies when you are having fun! 
This is a saying I have heard all of my 
adult hfe, and in the last two years I have 
learned that it really is true. Two years 
ago when I became president of the 
Alumnae Association, 1 knew my class- 
mates, the students that were at Mary 
Baldwin when 1 was there, and fellow 
alums here in Houston. Now, I know so 
many more of you and it has been such 
fun getting to know you. Thank you for 
such a fantastic opportunity. Mary 
Baldwin CoUege is indeed unique. 

The Alumnae Association has ac- 
complished a great deal and there is so 
much still to be done. We have funded 
a Legacy Scholarship and offered a do- 
mestic travel program to complement 
the foreign travel destinations. We 
have leadership training sessions in 
different parts of the country that of- 
fer the latest updates and produce 
well-trained volunteers. 

It is my hope that each of you will 
take advantage of these varied ways to 
become an even more avid supporter of 
our alma mater. Mary Baldwin needs 
good volunteers and great ambassadors. 
As the 19th-century political philoso- 
pher Alexis de TocquevUle said, "The 
health of a democratic society may be 
judged by the quality of its citizens ' com- 
mitment to voluntary action." 

This certainly is true of our college. 

Alumnae College and Homecoming 
are on the horizon. Mark your calendars. 
Call your old room m ate and meet me 
in Staunton on May 26 through 29. A 
fabulous weekend has been planned for 
alumnae celebrating reunions and those 
revisiting the campus. You will be so 
pleased when you return to the Mary 
Baldwin campus. Besides, I want to 
meet you! 


Errdh DeMoff Ryan '63 

President of MBC Alumnae Association 

Again, it has been an awe-inspiring 
honor to represent this group of talented, 
intelligent and committed women. I know 
you wiE continue the tradition of service 
begun by Mary Julia Baldwin, who con- 
tinues to play such an important role in 
our lives. We are rooted in the past, but 
focused on the future- We must continue 
this spirit! 

With all best wishes and love, 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 


Mary Baldwin Alumnae Association 

Update is a regular column, providing 
a forum for timely corrections and 
additions to alumnae/i and college 
news, and for the discussion of issues 
related to The Magazine. 

* If you are scanning for Alumnae 
Classnotes, please be reminded that the 
Classnotes are published three times a 
year now in Columns in February, 
September and June, and Chapters in 
Action news and photographs are 
highlighted in The Magazine in early 
December and April. Our major 
publications are reaching key 
audiences five times annually. 

* Many of you have requested 
Captain Winifred Love's '35 new 
address. Captain Love was officer-in- 
charge of the first group of WAVES to 
serve outside the United States and 
among the first Navy women officers 
selected to the permanent rank of 
Captain. Her new permanent address is: 
Heatherwood, 398 Bellevue Avenue, 
Newport, RI 02840. 

* The Annual Fund Office reports 
three omissions in the 1992-93 Annual 
Report published in December: Barbara 
and Ernest Adelman, the President's 
Associates; Susan L. Canfield, the 
Ham &. Jam Society, Colonnade Club, 
and the Friends list; Margaret Creel 
Miniclier '44, the 1944 list of donors. 
Every effort is made to ensure the 
accuracy of our donor lists. We 
appreciate our donors' generosity, and 
we apologize for errors or omissions. 
Please send corrections to Donna 
Boxley, Annual Fund, Office of 
Institutional Advancement, MBC, 
Staunton, VA 2440 L 


Alumna Profile 

Collier Andress '91 : From Clintons Campai^ 
to the White House 

by Katherine Mauermann '94 

As a soon-to-be-graduate of Mary Baldwin 
College, I have become intrigued with the 
careers our alumnae have entered. These 
days, this is a verji relevant subject for me 
and 120 other seniors seeking employment . 
1 am always happy to hear success stories 
about our alumnae , and I was particularly 
fascinated by the story of Collier Andress. 

Collier Andress, a 1991 graduate and 
political science major, did something 
that not many people would attempt. 

During the summer of 1992, Collier 
was working at a secure job for a 
congressman on Capitol Hill. One 
day, without telling anyone except 
her parents, who were slightly 
concerned, she drove to Little Rock, 
Arkansas, hoping to land a job with 
the Clinton campaign. 

After two days of handing out 
resumes, Collier was weary and ready to 
go home. Then she bumped into 

Clinton's campaign manager, James 
Carville, in the hall of the election 
headquarters in Little Rock. Collier knew 
being from Minden, Louisiana, would be 
an advantage when she approached 
Carville, also a devout Louisianian and 
known as the "Ragin' Cajun." 

After an hour of conversation, he 
hired Collier as his assistant! From 
there Collier was assigned to the war 
room and later was tapped for the 
Clinton transition team. Now a 
member of the White House staff. 
Collier serves as special assistant to the 
Director of Scheduling and Advance, 
Ricki Seidman. 

During the campaign, she worked 
seven days a week, 18 hours a day in 
the war room where campaign 
strategies were decided by Carville, 
George Stephanopoulos, Ricki 
Seidman and others. They followed 
rumors and anticipated breaking 
stories before they hit the media. 

In the documentary The War Room, 

Collier Andress '91 outside her White House office 

recently released in selected theaters. 
Collier is often alongside Carville as his 
right-hand man, or rather woman. She 
did everything from chauffeuring to 
scheduling his media events. 

"Every day was a sort of a mini' 
campaign and every victory was 
another high point, especially the 
debates and, of course, election day," 
Collier recalls from her office in the 
White House. 

"As election day approached we felt 
very nervous, not because we were 
worried about winning, but because we 
didn't know what would happen to us 
since our jobs could be over. 

"When after the election 1 was 
fortunate enough to make the transi- 
tion team, that spurred a different 
motivation. Then I was on a team that 
had to act on the programs described in 
the campaign." 

Collier decided to jump on the 
Clinton bandwagon soon after the 1992 
summer Democratic National Conven- 
tion. Originally, Collier had hoped to 
work on Al Gore's campaign after her 
graduation in 1991 but her plans 
changed when he decided not to run for 
the presidency. In the fall of her junior 
year at Mary Baldwin, Collier worked as 
an intern in Gore's office for a semester. 
Needless to say, when Gore was chosen 
as Clinton's running mate she got really 
fired up about the election. 

"It was well known that Clinton and 
Gore had many of the same beliefs and 
principles, and it was really exciting to 
think of them running the country 
together," Collier says. 

During that summer Democratic 
Convention, Collier was working for a 
Republican congressman from her 
home district in Louisiana. Though the 
congressman was great to work for. 
Collier said it was difficult for her, a 
devout Democrat, to serve in a 
Republican's office. 


In fact, her current boss, Ricki 
Seidman, advised James Car^'ille not to 
hire her because she had once worked 
for a RepubUcan. Fortunately, they 
decided to give her a chance. 

Currently, Collier's office in the 
White House is responsible for schedul- 
ing the president's time. 

"Much of the scheduling is done 
weeks and months in advance. We are 
constantly meeting about and revising 
the schedule so it is an ongoing task. 
The staff puts in proposals for where 
the president should go that week and 
our office approves them. The activities 
we schedule depend on what the 
president wants to focus on for that 
week," explains Collier. 

Working 12'hour days is a grueling 
schedule (even when your office is in 
the White House), but Collier says 
she does not mind at all because she 
enjoys her work and has developed 
many close friendships inside the 
White House where the staff is very 
much like a family. 

"We are all out for the same goal," 
says Collier, "and that is to promote the 
president and his goals for America." 

Collier says that her education and 
experience at Mary Baldwin College not 
only prepared her for a career but 
prepared her to succeed in a career. Her 

self-discipline, leadership experiences 
(as an athlete and SO A officer) and 
hard work in college gave her the self- 
confidence she needed. 

"Mary Baldwin helped me learn to 
create my own experiences, like 
packing my bags, tossing them in my 
car, and driving to Little Rock to get a 
job in the Clinton campaign." 

When asked if she has any advice for 

people interested in going into politics, 
Collier says not to limit your goals to 
the White House. 

"Never think any task is too small, 
and treat it as the most important task 
that ever existed because it affects other 
people making decisions," Collier 
advises. "If your contribution has 
helped them make better decisions, 
then your job is well done." 

Vice President Al Gore and President BiU Clinton at work in the White House. 

Support the Mary Baldwin Alumnae Association 
every time you use your Ham & Jam Visa. 

Become a "card-carr^^ing Ham & Jammer" by 
applying for this Alumnae Association-sponsored 

credit card. Show your support every time you charge. 
For more information, call MBNA's 24-hour, toll-free 
number 1-800-847-7378, extension MLRK. 

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Faculty Notes 


Drs. Ashton Trice and John Wells 

presented their paper, "The Images of 
Men in Popular Films of World War 11: 
A Comparison of Contemporary and 
Later Views," at the Mid-Atlantic 
Popular American Culture Association 
meeting in Philadelphia, in November. 
Dr. Ashton Trice, ADP assistant 
professor of psychology, presented his 
paper, "Some Advantages of Women's 
Colleges" during the Advisory Board of 
Visitors meeting in October. 

Dr. Roderic Owen, ADP professor of 
philosophy, presented his paper, 
"Teaching Practical Ethics to Teachers," 
at the Association for Practical and 
Professional Ethics conference in 
Cleveland, OH, in February, 1994- 

Dr. James Oilman, associate professor 
of religion and philosophy, presented 
his paper, "Compassion and Public 
Covenant," at the American Academic 
Religion meeting in Washington, DC, 
in November. Dr. Oilman has also had 
two articles accepted for publication. 
His paper, "Reenfranchising the Heart: 
Narrative Emotions and Contemporary 
Theology," will be published in The 
Journal of Religion. His review of We 
Have Been Believers: An African- 
American Systematic Theology, will 
appear in Interpretation. 

Dr. Stevens Garlick, ADP associate 
professor of German, presented his 
paper, "Hitler in History and Fiction: 
The 'Third Reich' as Illuminated 
Through Literary Texts," at the Asso- 
ciation of Integrated Studies meeting in 
Detroit, in October. 

Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. 
Carrie Douglass presented two papers 
at different sessions of the American 
Anthropological Association Confer- 
ence in Washington, DC, in November. 
Her papers were titled "The Romantic's 
Conversation with Seville's Expo" and 
"Unity and Diversity in National 

Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. 
Michael Gentry presented his paper, 
"Calculus &. Chaotic Dynamics" for the 
National Science Foundation in 
College Park, MD, in October. 

Dr. Erik Benrud, visiting instructor of 
economics, was recently awarded the 
Chartered Financial Analyst designa- 
tion through the Association for 
Investment Management and Research. 
In October he presented two papers at 
the Financial Management Association 
Meetings in Toronto, Canada. He 
presented a paper at the Southern 
Finance Association meeting in 
November. His paper was titled "A 
Model for the Relationship of Expert 
Forecast Cross-Sectional Dispersion 
and Accuracy Across Variables and 
Over Time and Its Implications for 
Aggregate Debt Pricing." 

Dr. Diane Ganiere, director of ADP at 
BRCC, presented her paper, "Adult 
Students Report What Enabled Them 
to Complete a Non-traditional Under- 
graduate Program," at the ACE/ 
Alliance Conference in Breckenridge, 
CO, last October. 

Dr. Ashton Trice, Goochland Program 
director, and Dr. John Wells, associate 
professor of sociology, presented their 
paper, "From Here to Modernity: 

Images of Men in American Films of 
the 1950s," at the Popular Culture 
Association meeting in Chicago in April. 

Nancy Johnston of the Health Center, 
Assistant Professor of Physical Activi- 
ties Kathy McCleaf, Marcie 
McDougall of PEG and senior Carolyn 
Chismer presented a program at the 
VASPAA^ACUHO Conference at 
Wintergreen in December. Their 
program was an overview of the MBC 
LINK committee's last two years of 
work. The program was on "Campus 
Teamwork on Substance Abuse, Sexual 
Assault and AIDS/STD Issues." 

Director of the Health Care Adminis- 
tration Program Dr. Steven A. Mosher 
presented his paper, "Regionalized, 
Integrated Health Care Systems in 
Quebec: A Model for the United 
States," at the Biennial Conference of 
the Association for Canadian Studies in 
the US, held in New Orleans in 
November. His paper was quoted from 
extensively in Le Dei'oir in November. 
Le Devoir is the largest French newspa- 
per in Canada. Dr. Mosher attended a 
meeting of the Virginia Spinal Cord 
Injury System, in Richmond, in 
January. The meeting was sponsored by 
the Virginia Department of Rehabilita- 
tive Services. 


Dr. Susan B. Green, ADP associate 
professor of English, attended the Ellen 
Glasgow Festival, a series of lectures 
focusing on the life of author Ellen 


Glasgow. The October festival was 
sponsored by the Virginia Writers Club. 

Dr. Jerry Venn, professor of psychol- 
ogy, attended the 16th National 
Institute on the Teaching of Psychol- 
ogy, in St. Petersburg in January. The 
conference is sponsored by the University 
of Illinois, the University of South Horida 
and the American Psychological Society. 

Assistant Professors of English Molly 
Petty and Rick Plant attended VMl's 
Spilman Symposium on issues in 
teaching writing, "Defining English 
101: The Goals of Freshman Composi- 
tion," in October. 

Dr. Roderic Owen, ADP professor of 
philosophy, participated in the Philoso- 
phy of Education Society meeting in 
Richmond, in October. 

Dr. Pam Richardson, ADP associate 
professor of education, attended as a 
board member the Association for 
Continuing Higher Education meeting 
in Jackson, MS, in October. She 
presided over the session, "Fostering 
Cross-Cultural Communication." 

Dr. Daniel Metraux, associate professor 
of Asian studies, attended the Associa- 
tion for Canadian Studies in the U.S. 
meeting in New Orleans, in November. 

MBC lecturer in Japanese Yukie 
Eguchi attended the Mountain Inter- 
state Foreign Language Conference at 
Clemson University' in October. 

ADP Associate Professor of English Dr. 
Susan Blair Green attended the 1993 
meeting of the Virginia Women's 
Studies Association in November. The 

theme was "Women and Information 
Technology'," and the meeting was held 
at James Madison University. 

Assistant professors of art Dr. Sara 
Nair James and Marlena Hobson 

attended the Southeastern College Art 
Association meeting in Durham, NC, 
in October. 

ADP Assistant Professor of History' Dr. 
Ann Alexander attended the Southern 
Historical Association meeting in 
Orlando, FL, November 10 through 13. 

Adjunct Instructor of German Susan 
Thompson and eight of her students 
studying German attended a conference 
at the University of Richmond titled, 
"How Stable is German Democracy?" 
Yukie Eguchi, MBC lecturer in 
Japanese, also attended. 

Dr. James Oilman, associate professor 
of religion, attended the Society of 
Christian Ethics meeting in Chicago 
in January. 

Assistant Professors of Art Marlena 
Hobson and Paul Ryan attended the 
College Art Association meeting in 
New York, in February'. 

Director of Athletics Mary Ann 
Kasselmann attended the 1994 NCAA 
Convention in San Antonio in January. 

Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. 
Jack Kibler attended a workshop titled, 
"Developing Tools for Teaching," in 
December at Research Triangle Park in 
NC. Dr. Kibler also presented his paper, 
"Why Pregnant Rats Should Not Drink 
Coffee," at a University of Richmond 
Psychology Colloquium in December. 


Associate Professor of Education Dr. 
James C. McCrory, Professor of 
Theatre Dr. Virginia R. Francisco and 
Associate Professor of Education Dr. 
Patricia C. Westhafer have published 
their article, "Inquiry-Based Master of 
Arts in Teaching Program" as a chapter 
in Promising Practices, published by the 
Uni%'ersity Press of America. 

Dr. Daniel Metreaux, associate 
professor of Asian studies, had several 
articles published in Japan; An Indus- 
trial Encyclopedia, sponsored by 
Kodansha Ltd. Publishers. 

Dr. Ashton Trice, Goochland Program 
director, published his paper, "Factors 
Influencing Sustained Research Careers 
Among Experimentally Trained 
Psychologists," in Psychology, A journal 
of Human Behavior. 

Dr. Jacquelyn Beals, associate professor 
of biology, published her article, "See 
Spot Run: Elementary Lessons on 
Chromatography," in the January issue 
of Science and Children. 

Dr. Cyril K. Daddieh, DuPont Visiting 
Scholar, has co-written an article with 
Dr. Baffour Agyeman-Duah of Bennett 
College. Their article, "The Political 
Economy of Ghana's Foreign Policy 
Under the PNDC, 1982-1992," will be 
published in The Political Economy of 
Foreign Policy in Ecowas States by 
Macmillan and St. Martin's Presses. 


Alumnae News 
Linda Livingstone - Outstanding ADP Graduate for 1 993 

by Roussie Woodruff '91 ADP 

One of the few disappointments of the 
Adult Degree Program is that we do not 
get to know as many of our fellow stu- 
dents as we would like. I met Linda 
Livingstone, the 1993 Outstanding ADP 
Graduate, only once, for a few minutes 
at a hectic table near the salad 
bar in Hunt Hall. I might not 
have recalled her at all if 1 had 
not seen her some months later 
in an MBC theatre production of 
Arthur Miller's The Crucible. 
Linda's dynamism seemed to im- 
passion the entire cast. She must 
be a professional, 1 remember 
thinking. Now, three years later, 
I have learned that she rediscov- 
ered her love of acting while put- 
ting on that play. 

Born in England, Linda left at 
1 8 to move to Canada where she 
was indeed a professional actress 
for nine years. After her marriage, 
she retired from the theatre to 
raise her family and travel. She 
began to paint and taught draw- 
brain classes. When she moved 
to Harrisonburg, VA, she saw her 
children being turned off by their 
education. Always concerned 
with how to keep bright children 
from getting bored in school, 
Linda proposed a multimedia Linda 
course to the school system. The 

course included painting, acting 

and creating theatre pieces. "But 

you have no degree," school officials said. 

She resolved to get her degree. 

Linda heard about MBC's Adult De- 
gree Program from a customer in the res- 
taurant where she worked. In the fall of 
1990, her first semester, she took 1 2 cred- 
its, cared for two of her three children 
still at home, cared for her ailing par- 
ents who lived with her, plus worked 
nights in a hospital cafeteria. She later 
returned to her waitressing job which 
was more flexible. 

Pressed to perform in MBC theatre, she 
reluctantly agreed to audition for a small 
part. "My whole aim in life was to be a 
teacher," she said, "not an actress." 

Her first part was Mrs. Proctor in The 
Crucible, a major part, and the first part 
she had played in 17 years. "1 started to 
realize 1 really liked acting a lot," she said. 

seated, played the lead role in The Anastasia Files 

Linda had an outstanding career in 
MBC theatre, appearing in several pro- 
ductions including Ghosts, Love's Labours 
Lost, and Oh! Susanna. She played the 
lead in The Anastasia File. 

Dean of the College James Lott, who 
played Linda's husband in The Crucible, 
said, "Linda is the perfect artist — the 
actor who becomes the part she plays but 
does it so well that her portrayal is more 
convincing than life. She is the best per- 
son 1 have ever acted with." 

During her second semester at MBC, 
Linda landed a job in the Goochland pro- 
gram via the theatre department. Most 
of the Goochland students had no per- 
formance experience. They created their 
own shows, made masks and improvised. 
"1 loved the women," Linda said, and she 
became less afraid of the differences be- 
tween her and the inmates. The 
experience showed her that the- 
atre — which she had left almost 
disdainfully because of its insu- 
larity — might provide her and 
the women she taught with a 
sense of connection to each other 
and the wider community. 

Linda graduated summa cum 
laude and is working towards an 
MFA in theatre at VCU in 
Richmond. She plans to teach 
at the college level and form her 
own acting company. She is full 
of gratitude for her advisor. Bob 
Lafleur, and Virginia Francisco 
and Terry Southerington of the 
theatre faculty. "They were like 
a second family to me," she said. 
"1 could not have gotten 
through without them." About 
her ADP award, she said, "I 
thought 1 had slipped through 
by the skin of my teeth, but the 
award made me realize that the 
people I'd worked with and en- 
joyed had also enjoyed me. I 
had been part of the process and 
not just a receiver." 

Her remembrance sounds 

like the sort of reward she hopes 
to help others find through participa- 
tion in theatre. 

Roussie Woodruff '9 J ADP works in MBC's 
ADP office as assistant to the director for special 
projects and publications. She met Linda 
Livingsume for the second time in the spring of 
J 993 when Lirvia read Roussie's prize-winning 
short story, Gold Bugs, at the Irene Leach Liter- 
ary Contest awards ceremony in Norfolk, VA. 


Sara F. Wilkes '65 Dies 

Sara Fisher Wilkes '65 of Baltimore 
passed away Monday, December 13, at 
the age of 49. She had braved a 1 2-year 
battle with cancer. 

Mrs. Wilkes had served as business 
manager of the Ruxton Country School 
since 1981. Despite her illness she 
continued to work at the school until 
10 days before she passed away. She was 
a volunteer with Reach for Recovery, 
an outreach program for women with 
breast cancer. She also volunteered at 
the Greater Baltimore Medical Center 
and the Baltimore Zoo. 

Known as Sally, Mrs. Wilkes was 
bom at Chattolanee Hill in the Green 
Spring Valley of Maryland. She was a 
1961 graduate of the Garrison Forest 
School and received her bachelors degree 
in mathematics from MBC in 1965. 

In 1992, she was honored by the 
Greater Baltimore Medical Center with 
a "Salute to Sally Wilkes" day. The 
event was attended by over 300 people 
and money was raised to help her take a 
trip to Africa to observe wildlife. 

Mrs. Wilkes is survived by two sons. 
Rex Wilkes of Ruxton, MD, and Scott 

Wilkes, a student at James Madison 
University in Harrisonburg, VA. She 
is also survived by her mother, 
Rebecca D. Fisher of Blakehurst 
retirement community. 

Memorial donations may be made to 
the Ruxton Country School, 1 1 202 
Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 
MD 21117; Johns Hopkins Hospital, 
Oncology, Breast Cancer Research 
Fund, Suite 801, 550 N. Broadway, 
Baltimore, MD 21205 or the Greater 
Baltimore Medical Center, 6710 N. 
Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21204- 

Jennifer Sowers ]oins the Alumnae Staff 

Jennifer B. Sowers, former associate 
director of admissions, has joined the 
staff of the Alumnae Activities Office. 
Jennifer joined the Mary Baldwin 
Admissions staff in 1991 and now 
divides her time between the Admis- 
sions and Alumnae offices as director of 

Jennifer is responsible for planning 
alumnae chapter events and coordinating 
volunteer admissions participation. She 
ser\'es as the staff advisor to the Student/ 
Alumnae Partnership Committee. 

Jennifer received her B.A. from 
Roanoke College and her master's degree 
from the University of Maryland. 

MBC Alumnae at Inaugurations 

Jennifer Sowers 

President Cynthia H. Tyson is often 
invited to participate in the inaugural 
ceremonies for the new presidents of 
other colleges and universities. If she 
were to accept all the invitations, she 
would be able to do little else. So, she 
often asks that a trustee, alumna, or 

friend of Mary Baldwin College 
represent her and the college at 
inaugurations across the country. 

The representative dons academic 
gown, cap. and hood and takes part in 
the academic procession. Not only is 
the experience enjoyable for the 

alumna, but Mary Baldwin benefits as 
well from the public recognition of our 
standing in the academic community. 
Many, many thanks go to those listed 
below who have represented Mar^' 
Baldwin at college and university 
inaugurations throughout the country. 

MBC Representatives 

Martha Kimbrough Barnwell '57 
Jackson State University 

Vicki Hurd Bartholomew '68 
American Baptist College 

Sandra Bralley Billingsley '69 
Rockford College 

Holly Merkel Daane '71 

The University of Akron 
Lonna Dole Harkrader '68 

North Carolina Central University' 
Patricia Hedden- Wicker '68 

Wingate College 
Gayle Rummel Jones '69 

Regis University 

Carol Luckie McGhee '45 

California State University, Northridge 
Catherine Gephart Shook '77 

University' of Michigan-Dearborn 
Elirabeth Taylor '77 

Hampden-Sydney College 
Dorothy Wilson Vincent '48 

Chesapeake College 


Alumnae News 

Dorothy Bragonier Turns 100 

hy Roberta Holland 

Dorothy Bragonier wants to make 
one thing perfectly clear: she's no 
"couch potato." 

The Alexandria resident celebrated 
her 100th birthday Thursday, January 6, 
1994- She is quick to say that age is not 
taking its toll on her. 

"I'm not senile and don't you forget," 
Bragonier admonished. "My mind is 
working like it always did." 

Born on January 6, 1894, Bragonier is 
a former associate college professor who 
now lives in the Washington House, an 
independent living complex for seniors 
in Alexandria. 

The secret to long life is "plain living 
and high thinking," said Bragonier, who 
grew up in West Virginia and was a 
member of the 1911 graduating class of 
Martinsburg High School. 

"I'm just living my life like I've 
always lived it," she said. 

An avid reader of historical novels, 
newspapers and magazines, Bragonier 
runs a current events discussion once 
a week. She also reportedly spends 
much of her time beating other 
residents in bridge. 

"One hundred years doesn't make 
any difference," she said. "Whether I'm 
100 or 150, I go on just as always. My 
only impediment is transportation." 

These days Bragonier gets around 
with the help of a wheelchair. 

Bragonier moved to the Washington 
House 21 years ago when the building 
first opened. She was one of the 
founders and the first president of the 
building's Resident Council. 

"This is my home," she said. "1 like 
it. I've liked it from the day I crossed 
the threshold." 

A 1915 graduate of Goucher College 
in Towson, MD, Bragonier spent most 
of her professional career pounding 
mathematical figures into the heads of 
students at Marshall University in 

Dorothy Berry Bragonier is a 1910 g)-aduate of the Mary Baldwin Seminary. 
Dr. Tyson attended Mrs. Bragonier's lOOth birthday party, ]anuary 6, J 994. 

Huntington, WV. Her late husband, 
Taylor, also taught at the university. 

Although she never had children, 
Bragonier has an extended family that 
consists of many former students. 

"I liked the contact with young 
people," she said. "I liked what I might 
contribute to their future." 

Bragonier retired as an associate 
professor in mathematics in 1958, but 
there is plenty of the teacher left in her 
and she is involved in most activities at 
Washington House. 

"I'm older than most of the others," 
she said. "Consequently, 1 feel respon- 
sible for the happiness and success of 
this house." 

Bragonier also has been active in the 
American Association of University 
Women, and the Alexandria chapter 
(threw her a party on January 8). . . 

A member of the Alexandria branch 
of the American Association of 
University Women, Bragonier served as 

president ot the Huntington chapter 
and the West Virginia division. She 
also headed the group's fellowship fund 
in the South Atlantic region. 

Before she started her career in 
academia, Bragonier served a stint as a 
"canteen girl" in France at the end of 
World War I. One of two young women 
chosen to represent West Virginia 
through the General Federation of 
Women's Cluhs, Bragonier left for 
France in 1919. 

More than 70 years after her experi- 
ence as a "canteen girl," a precursor of 
the USO, Bragonier can recite word for 
word a poem written for her by a 
medical officer. 

"I'm the last of my generation," 
Bragonier said. 

This article is reprinted with the permission of the 
Arlmgton Journal, a daily newspaper located 
in Arlington, VA. Roberta Holland is a staff 
writer with the Arlington journal. 


A Reading List 

During one of its recent meetings, the members of the Alumnae Association Continuing Education Committee decided to 
feature books by women authors for the 1994 reading list. 

Mary Hardy Morrison '95, student representative to the Continuing Education Committee, requested listing suggestions 
from a few MBC faculty members with an obvious interest in women studies. The books listed below are of personal and/or 
academic significance, and recommended as good books for all Mary Baldwin alumnae and alumni. 

Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, president of the College: 

Sonnets from the Portuguese 

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

Emma; Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; 

By Jane Austen (or, in fact, any of her six novels) 

Wuthering Heights 

By Emily Bronte 

The works of Beatrix Potter 

Molsie A. Petty, assistant professor of English: 


By Toni Morrison 

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard 

By Laurel Thatcher Ulrich 

The Girls in the Balcony: Women, Men, and The New York 


By Nan Robertson 

Young, White, and Miserable: Growing Up Female in the Fifties 

By Wini Breines 

M;y Son's Story 

By Nadine Gordimer 

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women 

By Susan Faludi 

Dr. Carrie B. Douglas, assistant professor of sociology: 

Nest in the Wind: Adventures in Anthropology on a Tropical 


By Martha Ward 

Guests of the Sheik 

By Elizabeth Fernea 

Medicine & Culture: Varieties of Treatment in the United States 

By Lynn Payer 

Lakota Woman 

By Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes 

The House of the Spirits 

By Isabel Allende 

Dr. Martha N. Evans, professor of French: 

The Second Sex 

By Simone de Beauvoir 

A Room, of One's Oum 

By Virginia Woolf 

Bom for Liberty : A History of Women in America 

By Sara M. Evans 

A Lesser Life: The Myth of Women's Liberation in America 

By Sylvia Ann Hewlett (a depressing but good book) 

AH Passion Spent 

By V. SackviUe-West 

To the Lighthouse 

By Virginia Woolf 

The Women of Brewster Place 

By Gloria Naylor 

La Vagabond 

By Colette 

The Lover 

By Marguerite Duras 

Dr. Virginia Royster Francisco '64, professor of theatre: 


By Toni Morrison 

The Warrior Queens 

By Antonia Eraser 

Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey 

By Elizabeth Corey, edited by Philip L. Gerber 


Crimes of the Heart 

By Beth Henley 

A Raisin in the Sun 

By Lorraine Hansberry 

The Littie Foxes 

By Lillian Hellman 

The reading list was compiled by the Continuing Education Committee of the Alumnae Board in memory of Patty Joe 
Mahoney Montgomery '37. The books should be available at most local libraries and book stores. 


Chapters In Action 

A majority of alumnae activities for the fall of 1993 were centered around the exciting new plan to develop a leadership 
program at Mary Baldwin — the Vir^nia Women's Institute for Leadership (VWIL). However, alumnae also took time to 
participate in events that celebrated MBC traditions and the holiday season. 

Vir^nia Women s Institute for Leadership Information Sessions 

l^ichmond, VA 

In order to accommodate area alumnae, President Cynthia H. Tyson spoke about the leadership program during an informa- 
tion session last fall. The meeting was held October 20 at First Presbyterian Church. Mark Atchison, vice president for 
institutional advancement, accompanied Dr. Tyson. Twenty-six local alumnae were in attendance. R. J. Landin-Loderick '86 
handled the details for this meeting. 


The Roanoke Chapter invited Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson to present a VWIL update to area alumnae. The event was held over 
lunch at the Shenandoah Club on November 3. Thirty-seven alumnae and faculty members attended the information session. 
MBC Board of Trustees member Frank C. Martin and Vice President tor Institutional Advancement Mark Atchison were 
also in attendance. Judy Lipes Garst '63 and Gale Palmer Penn '63 organized this event. 


President Cynthia H. Tyson spoke to alumnae from the Staunton/ Augusta/Waynesboro Chapter at the home of Sarah 
Maupin Jones '39 in Waynesboro. Alumnae who helped organize this update meeting included chapter co-chairs Sylvia 
Baldwin '76 and Nancy Payne Dahl '56. Dana Flanders McPherson '82 helped with RSVPs. Participants enjoyed wine and 
cheese provided by the chapter. MBC staff members who attended included Vice President tor Institutional Advancement 
Mark Atchison, Executive Director of Alumnae Activities Laura Catching Alexander '71 and Director of Alumnae Projects 
Barbro Hansson '88 ADP. 

Donia Craig Dickerson '54, Robert 
Bentley and President Cynthia H. 
Tyson pause momentarily from 
talking with guests at a VWIL update 
meeting at Ms. Dickerson's home. 
Robert Bentley is the artist who 
painted the portrait of President 
Tyson which hangs in the foyer of the 
MBC Administration Building. 


Yirginia Beatch 

On November 9, Tidewater area alumnae were invited to tiie Holiday Inn Executive Center in Virginia Beach to hear 
Presidait Cyndija H. I^son's update on tlie Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership. Mark Atchison, vice president for 
•jnstinititHial advancement, accompanied Dr. Tfson. Betsy Newman Mason '69 assisted in the preparation for the meeting. 

(Sail Antonio, TA 

Alumnae Board member Alison W enger Boone '77 organized a luncheon at the San Antonio Country Club in honor of 
Presidsit Cyndiia H. lyswi and Vice Ftesident for Institutional Advancement Mark Atchison. Thirteen guests learned 

about developments of the VWIL. 

Eemphis, TI 

DiiecBjr of the Annual Rmd Nancy Melntyre and President Cynthia H. Tyson traveled to- Memphis to spread the word 
about VWIL. They were Joined by 25 alumnae and guests for lunch at the home of Katherine Potts WeUford '49 and her 
hu^jand. The Hcmorable Harry Wdtfcnrd. Alumnae who' helped with this event included Thankful (Terre) Salmon 
Sullivant '74. K. Madelvn Brock '46 and Julie W. Sprunt '45. 


Presiiieiit Cyndiia H. Tyson ptesented an update on die VWIL to 45 Nashville area alumnae. Participants were entertained 
it a cocktail party at the home of ^ferg^ret AIlsi Palmer '67. Alumnae who helped organi-e this event included Donia 
Craig Dickerson '54. Giecr;ei"r.e Bates Oiapman '68, Rebecca Walker '89 and Jane Townes '69. MBC Annual Fund 
Director Nancy Mclntyre _^--_-:r.: . resideotTysonwith the presentation. 

Atlanta, ^ 

President Cynthia H. Tyson and Associate Vice President for Development Chunk Neale joined 35 alumnae for a VWIL 
update and cocktail party at the home of Mrs. Jack Ashm>ore, miother of Margaret Blain Ashmore '93. 

Sawnnali, "SA 

Presid«it Cynthia H. TyscHi and Associats Vice President fen: Develc^ment Chunk Neale presented a VWIL update to 
interested alumnae and Mends at the home of Virgniia (Gigi) Freeman Haile '66. A cocktail party followed the discussion. 
Alumnae w1k> helped with this event were Mar^ret (Peggy) Gignilliat CarsweU '53, Mary Meade Sipple '78, Nita Ann 
Knight Klein 'SI, Margaret (^largie) Livingston '69, Elizabeth (Lib) Lusher Laffitte '49, NeUie Hankins Schmidt '36 and 
-Alice Lippitr Stevaart '66^ 

Biminghain, AL 

Presidait Cynthia H. TyscMi and A^ociate Vice President for Development Chunk Neale presented a VWIL update to 11 
alumnae at the Executive Dining Room of the ^}uth Trust Bank in Birmingham^. Ann Dial McMUIian '63 organized this 
update and lunch meeting. 


Chapters In Action 

Alumnae Regional Leadership Forum in Charlotte, N.C. 

In order to provide training for Mary Baldwin College volunteers in cities throughout the United States, the Alumnae 
Association's Involvement Committee has developed a Regional Leadership Forum. Staff members of the MBC Alumnae 
Office helped to plan and implement the program. 

The first Regional Leadership Forum was held in Charlotte, NC, on January 22, 1994- Alumnae from both North and 
South Carolina joined the Executive Committee of the Alumnae Association for lunch, the forum and a cocktail party. Over 
30 participants learned about alumnae involvement including chapter events planning, admissions recruitment, reunion 
events and reunion giving. President Cynthia H. Tyson presented an update on the Virginia Women's Institute for Leader- 
ship at the forum. Other presenters included Alumnae Association President Emily Dethloff Ryan '63, Judy Lipes Garst 
'63, Jane Kornegay '83, Louise W. Boylan '71 and Barbara Knisely Roberts '73. 

The college will be hosting additional Regional Leadership Forums, so keep an eye out tor an announcement of the next location. 

Mary Baldwin s Apple Day in Richmond may have been 
different from the celebrations on campus , but these alumnae 
enjoyed the Richmond party. Pictured (l-r) are Sarah Penhallow 
'91 , Gina Groome '91 , Betsy Baker '91 and Susan Parker 
Drean '83. 

Three past presidents of the Alumnae 
Association joined the current presi- 
dent for a discussion at the first 
Regional Leadership Forum in 
Charlotte, NC. Pictured (l-r) are 
Charlotte Jackson Berry '5 J , Barbara 
Knisely Roberts '73, Anita Thee 
Graham '50 and Alumnae Association 
President Emily Dethloff Ryan '63. 
These four women continue to support 
Mary Baldwin College in a number of 
ways. Their knowledge and experience 
added to the success of the forum. 


New friendships are formed every day between Mary Baldwin 
alumnae. The leadership forum brought together Virginia 
Hayes Forrest '40 and Susan Wilson Boydoh '89, who drove 
together from Greensboro to participate. 

Alumnae of all ages attended the leadership forum in 
Charlotte, NC. Recent graduates who participated 
were (l-r) Jennifer Bradley '93, Lisa Nichols '93 and 
Kathryn (Kari) Partington '92. 

Vir^nia Schools Parties 

The MBC Alumnae Office wants to remind alumnae to look for special alumnae/i events in their area that may not be 
sponsored by Mary Baldwin College. Alumnae may receive mailings for events sponsored by other Virginia colleges and 
universities, and these events are often referred to as Old Dominion or Commonwealth Parties. 

Mary Baldwin alumnae have traditionally participated in these events. It is a wonderful opportunity to renew friendships 
with Mary Baldwin classmates and to meet other men and women who attended college in Virginia. Some of the recent 
events included: 

Boston, MA - December 8, 1993 

Virginia Colleges Holiday Cocktail Party for locals - sponsored by the Boston Area Alumni Chapters of Virginia Colleges. 

Pittsburgh, PA - January 5, 1994 

Annual Virginia Holiday Dinner - sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Virginia Military Institute Alumni Chapter 

St. Louis, MO - February 6, 1994 

Old Dominion Party - sponsored by the Virginia Club of St. Louis, an alumni chapter of The University of Virginia 

Columbia, SC - February 12, 1994 

10th Commonwealth Day Celebration Barbecue and Dance - sponsored by area Virginia alumni 


Chapter Events 

Chapters In Action 

Wa-"^hinelon. DC 

Jennifer Elizabeth Webb '91 from the Washington Chapter and Julie Ellsworth Cox '86 from the Baltimore Chapter jointly 
hosted a tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Alumnae were entertained hy Elizabeth Brandon '95 in a performance of 
Allie Rounds. The one-woman play was written hy Barbara Allan Hite '58. Other alumnae who helped with this event were 
MBC Assistant Director of Annual Fund Operations Donna Myrtle Boxley '89 and Linda Dolly Hammack '62. 

Ingrid Geijer Erickson '89 coordinated an alumnae trip to the Kennedy Center for a holiday performance of the Joffrey 
Ballet's Nuta-acker Suite. She never expected that she would have to turn away interested alumnae! Next year there will definitely be 
more seats reserved for the MBC contingency. Alumnae enjoyed the matinee performance on Sunday, December 19. 

Elizabeth Brandon '95 talks about her performance o/ Allie 
Rounds to alumnae Linda Dolly Hammack '62 (left) and 
Susan Massie Johnson '67 (right). 

Amy Bridge '86, Sarah Penliallow '91 , Susan Anderson Benes '85, 
Carolyn Cassler Luxton '87 presented balloon bouquets to freshnien last 
fall as a welcome to Mary Baldwin College. 

J^ichmond, VA 

Alice Ingram Hickman '85, Dana Campbell Kingrey '86 and R. J. Landin Loderick '86 hosted an Apple Day Luncheon at 
the Country Club of Virginia. Baskets filled with apples served as table centerpieces and were available for purchase after the 
luncheon. Lucky winners left with raffle items including a MBC t-shirt, wine glasses and various Sampler items. President 
Cynthia H. Tyson and her mother, Edna Haldenby, attended the luncheon. An admissions update was given hy Robin Lynn 
Wilson '92, assistant director of admissions. The first deposit for the 1994-95 year came from a student from Richmond 

The Richmond Chapter hosted a Popcorn Pick-me-up Sale in January to fund the annual scholarship offered hy the chapter. 
Letters were mailed to Richmond area parents encouraging them to purchase a MBC canister of popcorn. 

Houston, TA 

Remember your college days? That's just what area alumnae did at the home of Deborah Dull Walker '75 in October. 
Thirty-five alumnae and friends celebrated an Apple Day cocktail party. Current students' parents were also invited to attend 
this celebration of a long-standing MBC tradition. Alumnae who helped organize this event included Kelly Andrews Coselli 
'85 and Emily Dethloff Ryan '63. 



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